Centenary Celebration: Lions Clubs donates Traffic Officers Booth to Maryland
As part of activities to commemorate its centenary celebration, Lion Club International, District 404B2 Nigeria, today unveiled a traffic officers booth donated to Maryland, to help equip as well ease tragic flow in the area.
Lion Club was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago based insurance broker and first meeting of the club was held on the 7th June, 1917.
In the last 100 years, Lions have served their community and contribution to the development and wellbeing of million of people around the world. “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, it is a moment to look back at our age long and proud tradition of service and numerous achievement of our association and Lions around the world”, said the Centennial Governor, Loin Club, District 404B2, Nigeria, Lion Taiwo Adewunmi.
Speaking during the official unveiling of the Traffic officers Booth in Marryland Lagos, Adewunmi noted that the donation was in commemoration of the hundred years anniversary of the club.
He noted that Maryland being the traffic hub of Lagos State need such donation.
On how he felt about today’s event, he expressed, ” Yes I am on top of the world, as you can see, Lions Clubs is celebrating hundred years and I am happy to be the governor when we are 100. So i am delighted to see a day this.
He pledged the clubs commitment to ensuring that other areas of the state will continue to enjoy their kind gesture. ” Of course Lionism is a continues thing. Even though my tenure will soon end, the governor that will come after me will continue with the good work”.
Corroborating, the past Council Chairman of the club, Lion Jaiye Balogun stated that the donation was to further create awareness about Lion Club International.
Speaking while receiving the club by LASTMA officials, Olushola Popoola expressed appreciation to the Lions for their kind gesture, “Lion Club is a well know organization, we welcome them. For them to come to our area and do this, is highly appreciated. I am a LASTMA officer, but the government cannot do everything alone. So we enjoin other clubs like this to come to our aids, the government cannot do it alone”, he said.