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Obiudu becomes Rotary Club Awka Smithtown’s President



IT was an atmosphere of bliss, regal and glamour as Rotary Club of Awka Smithtown, Saturday, installed Chidi Obiudu as the fifth president of the club.

  In his acceptance speech, Rtn. Chidi noted that Rotary is a global organisation and has existed for over a century, adding that its aim is to service humanity and make the world a better place.

  He went further to say that Rotary has seven areas of focus through which it serves humanity, saying that Rotary Club of Awka Smithtown aims at carrying out various projects that will benefit mankind and called upon individuals and corporate bodies to partner  the club to achieve its goals.

  Chidi also called on non-Rotarians to join the club as it is an avenue to make friends and better the lives of the less privileged.

The elated Rtn. Chidi, who could not hide his happiness, while speaking to National Light promised not to deviate from the existing principles of Rotary. He highlighted some achievements of the club to include campaign drive against polio, hepatitis awareness and distribution of drugs, planting of trees, among others.

  According to him, “I want us (club) to focus on child and maternal healthcare,  sanitationin. In fact, in my first 100 days in office, I want us to have completed the creation of 4-5 bore holes.”

  On her part, immediate past president of the club, Uzoamaka Okonkwo, reminded Rtn. Chidi of the qualities of being a good leader while expressing confidence in the new president to perform well.

  “I have no doubts in your capacity to take the club to the next level, for you are a man of great accountability.” She thanked members of the club, individuals and corporate bodies for their support while she served as president, and urged for more support to the club and her successor.

  Highlights of the event held in strict observance to the COVID-19 rules were induction of 10 new members, and presentation of awards to Igwe Joel Egwuonwu of Umuawulu, Igwe Alexander Onyido of Ogidi, Igwe Victor Ntoka of Nsugbe, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu of Ojoto, and Igwe Ben Emeka of Umueri.

  Others were; Commissioners for Trade, Commerce, and Wealth Creation, Uche Okafor, and his Road Construction Furniture, and Maintenance counterpart, Marcel Ifejiofor, Associate Professor Onyebuchi Ifediora, and Sir Benson Ejindu.

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