By NGOZI Onyeakusi


Lions Club 404B2 Nigeria, Century District Governor, Lion Ayobola Samuel (middle) with other members of Lions Clubs during a conference to mark Lions year held in Lagos


Lions Clubs International, District 404B2 Nigeria has disclosed plans to affect the health of over 3.000 people across the country.
To this effect, the club said it has opened discussion with the Mercy Medical Mission, Maryland USA to have a thorough screening and treatment for visual impairment, provision of medications, eye glasses, cataract surgery and dentistry.

Briefing the journalists in a conference to commence the Lions Service year, held in Lagos, the Century District Governor, Lion Ayobola Samuel stated, ” A we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017, it is a moment to look back at our long and proud tradition of service and the numerous achievements of our association and Lions around the world”.

According to Samuel who is also the Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Sports & Youth Development,
Lions Clubs would sustain its five points agenda which has direct bearing on the people which includes engaging the youth, aimed at diverting the attending of the younger generation from cultism, corruption among others by empowering and engaging them in gainfully.

Others include relieving Nigerians from hunger, protecting the environment, sight preservation, diabetes screening and awareness.
He assured that he would give special attention to to education and enlightenment on sickle cell disorder and work with relevant Non government organizations ( NGOs) and group for support and treatment of victims.

Speaking further, Samuel opined that he would explore the possibility of forging partnership with some State Governments to carry out renovation and supply of equipment to selected public schools .

He noted that as part of its service to humanity, Lions has been supportive to IDP camps, motherless babies homes and orphanages and feeding of primary school pupils.

He highlighted some key achievements of the club to include construction of accident clinics along Lagos/ Ibadan express way immediately after Shagamu and along Kaduna/Zaria express way.

Others include construction of a dialysis center at Lagos State University (LASUTH), Construction of diabetes diagnosis and treatment center in Osun State, Construction of hotels for students in School for the handicaps in Ilori among numerous others.