Succour appears to have come the way of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria as Rotary International will spend N2.5bn in the next one year on humanitarian projects in Nigeria, while arrangements are in top gear to provide 500 shelter boxes for Internally Displaced Persons affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
Also to be catered for is medical intervention such as cleft lip surgery, polio corrective surgery and the sinking of 250 boreholes in communities, among other humanitarian services. The newly-inaugurated Governor of District 9125, Dr. Mike Omotosho, stated these on Saturday in Abuja.
He took over from Tolu Omatsola and would head the district for one year. He said his administration would work in line with the change theme of President Muhammadu Buhari. Omotosho said,
“We are to spend N2.5bn on the projects. The most important priority for me as governor would be the change agenda. There is a whole lot of noise about change. I believe Rotary has the panacea that we need to make the change truly happen. It is the guiding principle of Rotary; the four-way test. This could truly be applied profitably to our individual lives, to our businesses, communities, to nations, even at the international level.
“It could also be used for proposed legislation in government even in relationships between students and teachers. Once you are able to subject your thought process, the things you want to say or the things you do to the four-way test, it would guide you in the way you relate with the other person.”