RC Umudike Central Installs Billboard On Polio, Voter Education
By Our Reporter
The Rotary Club of Umudike Central, District 9142, has installed a two-faced billboard along the Umudike – Ikot-Ekpene road as part of the campaign on polio and voter education enlightenment in the Umuahia Capital city of Abia State.
Speaking at the unveiling of the billboard, the Rotary District 9142 Governor, Rtn. Grace Okaro who was also on an official visit to the Club said the bill board was erected by the Club to enhance sensitization on violence free 2023 general election and making Nigeria remain at zero polio level.
She expressed optimism that the two-faced gigantic billboard which communicates Rotary’s involvement in the eradication of Poliomyelitis and a call to action for everyone, especially youths to shun all forms of electoral violence before and during the upcoming 2023 general elections in the country will catch the attention of the key players.
Speaking also during a courtesy visit to the office of Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, he Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Rtn. Okaro who commended him for the great works he is doing in the University since he assumed leadership of the institution, informed the Vice-Chancellor that she was in Umudike for her official visit to clubs in the District.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe who said he was happy with Rotary and its activities all over the world, commended the Club for showcasing to the society some of the guiding principles of Rotary that guide the conduct of Rotarians.
He equally commended the Club for the election campaign awareness billboard and their efforts to sensitize the populace against election violence, which he said is crucial at the moment.
Earlier in her speech, the President, Rotary Club of Umudike Central, Rotarian Chinwe Vivian Anyaegbu stated that the two-faced billboards which will be commissioned by the District Governor was the Club’s own effort at creating awareness on the need for all to eschew violence during the 2023 general election as well as for parents and caregivers to ensure that children aged 0-5 years are routinely vaccinated against polio.
Her words, “We believe that this is the perfect time to target specific neighborhoods and particularly the commuters and passengers who ply on this route with eye-opening art that will have some real facts about the elections. And also we wanted to make sure we did not leave any stone unturned and reached out to every voter, because the mistake we make over and over need to stop in the forthcoming 2023 elections”.
She noted that Rotarians of Rotary Club of Umudike Central as well as Rotaractors of RAC MOUAU and Ikwuano Community Based are happy to have the first female District Governor to visit their Clubs.
Among those present during the visit and project commissioning were District Secretary Ekele Ochiabuto, Assistant Governors Sunny Megwara and Emeka Ogelle as well as Past Assistant Governors in the club.
Others include other Rotarians of RC Umudike Central as well as young leaders from the Rotaract Clubs of MOUAU and Ikwuano CB.