By Abel John-Gold Orheruata.

lionDelta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro has congratulated Lions Club International for attaining 100 years of existence.

Barr. Otuaro made the congratulations on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Asaba, when he received on courtesy call Stellar Agbogun, the Multiple Council Chairperson of Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 404 Nigeria and her entourage in commemoration of the 32nd Multiple District Convention, holding May 10-14, 2016 in Asaba, Delta State.

The Deputy Governor lauded the Lions Club International for her humanitarian services to mankind in Nigeria and the world at large.

He said the omnibus of government is to provide succour through humanitarian services to the people and based on this, the State government will partner the Lion Club International in providing social amenities to the people.

Barrister Otuaro assured the visitor’s of the State government intention of adding value to the people’s lives through their SMART program as enshrined in their electioneering campaign promises.

Earlier, Multiple Council Chairperson (MCC) Stellar Agbogun who is the leader of the delegation noted that Lion Club as a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) is the world largest service organization, with e membership of Over 1.4 million, found in 209 countries and geographical locations all over the world and the only NGO with a Consultative Status with the United Nations Organization (UNO).

Asserting, she said the Lion Club berthed in Nigeria in 1964 with the formation of the 1st Lion Club which is known today as the Lagos Doyen Lions Club. Adding that it was a club founded by 24 members, all expatriates except one Nigerian – Doyen Lion Sir Akintola Williams, who till date is still very much active in his club.

MCC Stellar Agbogun said their focus is on preventable blindness all over the world, empowering the youths, alleviating hunger, protection of the environment and fight against the scourges of cancer.



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