Nigerians Tasked on Humanitarian Service, As Lions Club Decries Apathy On Blood Donation

Lion Lukman Olabiyi After His Inauguration As 5th President Of Eko Centennial for 2022/2023 Lion Club

Influential Nigerians have been advised to use their wealth to serve and uplift the less-privileged people in the society

Nigerians were also advised to be humane in delivering service for the progress and development of the society.

Above calls were made by Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Adams and a rights activist, Kabiru Akingbolu, in Lagos, during official public  presentation of Lion Lukman Olabiyi as the 5th President of Eko Centennial for 2022/2023 Lion year, on Saturday.

Aare Adams, who was represented at the occasion by Ambassador Adebiyi Abiodun Philips, said service to humanity is service to oneself, insisting that the society would be better if every wealthy and influential Nigerian consider it pertinent to serve and uplift the less privileged people in the society.

The Yoruba Generalissimo, however, challenged the new president  to ensure continuity in  humanitarian activities of the club by working assiduously to raising funds through partnership with well meaning individuals and corporate organisations.

According to him: “As the 5th President of the Club, he should be able to meet up the demand, rise up to the occasion and do a good delivery on behalf of the Club”.

The guest speaker, Mr  Akingbolu emphasized on giving back to the society and ensuring the rich and privileged cater for the needy.

“If you cannot help those who could not feed a day, who lacks shelter, there is no how you can believe in God because  believing in humanity is believing in God. 

“When you have money and you’re not helping people, you are like a stagnant water but when you spread it out, you are increasing the spate of wealth in the society and that is the best thing to do,” he said.

Speaking after his presentation asthe new president of the club, Lion Olabiyi bemoaned the less awareness around voluntary blood donation in Lagos and Nigeria at large.

He stressed the need for the people to be informed of the benefits of donating blood and and the consequences of not showing interest.

He said: “At Lions Club, we are intensifying campaign on issue of voluntary blood donation, people are not aware about this and the benefits of donating blood.

“We are trying to change the misconception and trying to forge partnership with stakeholders, particularly the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSTS), because we know  that  donation of blood is useful and can save  lives when the need arises.

“There are so many people in the hospitals who might be in need of the blood and if it is not available, we might end up losing lives.”

He, however, called on well-meaning individuals and organisations to support the club by contributing their quotas to the development and  progress of the society.