THE Rotary Club of Federal Housing Authority, (FHA) Lugbe Estate, on Thursday donated sanitary materials and a borehole to the Government Secondary School, Lugbe FHA.
Mr Babajide Onafowora, immediate past president of Rotary FHA, presenting the items said that the project was carried out in fulfilment of Rotary International’s focus areas which are Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Earth Preservation.
Onafowora said the donation was part of its mandate to eliminate diseases, promote access to clean water and hygiene among school children.
According to him, the objective of the project is to provide potable water supply to school to improve clean school environment.
“This will enable school pupils at secondary school level to have the basic knowledge of sanitation.
“When the environment is dirty, the students are prone to diseases such as cholera, malaria among others so we seek to prevent this from happening.
“This months theme has to do with water and sanitation, and this necessitate that we fulfill this mandate.
“We also wish to discourage pupils from littering the environment with dirty and returning home to fetch water so as to increase pupils’ focus of learning, “he said
Onafowora also added that Rotary promotes what the government was doing by filling the gaps in terms of health care services, education among others as parts of its contribution to Nigeria and humanity.
ROTN Ayeni Adetundun, in-coming President of the Club also sensitise the students on the importance of personal hygiene.
“We as Rotary, see it as a duty to enlighten students on how to properly take care of their body in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“It is important for students and everyone to drink water early in the morning to flush out toxins, bathe regularly, brush their teeth twice daily and wash their clothes to avoid diseases,”Adetundun said.
Mrs Lucy Abang-Ojie, a teacher in the school and coordinator of the Rotary Interact club on behalf of the school administration, commended Rotary club for contributing to humanity.
She promised to maintain and make good use of the sanitation materials.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items donated include a well equipped borehole, sanitary pads, cleaning materials among others.(NAN)