By Victoria Onehi
Veteran journalist,Aisha Ali has been sworn-in as the 7th President Rotary Club of Abuja, Central Business District.
During her Investiture ceremony which held on Saturday in Abuja,Ali said the Club officially became chartered by Rotary International on the 25th November 2016 and since then has made steady progress as one of the vibrant fastest growing Clubs in District 9125 with a current membership strength of 60.
In her acceptance speech,Ali highlighted that the new Rotary year which commenced on the first of July has as its theme, CREATE HOPE IN THE WORLD.
” In line with this theme and our strategic plan, the Board members and I came up with projects to be executed in the next one year. They include aggressive membership drive, increase in contributions to the Rotary Foundation and embarking on projects in line with Rotary’s seven areas of focus. We will hopefully complete as a matter of priority the block of classrooms at Gidan Gimba our adopted community which the club started last Rotary year. This will provide a conducive learning environment for the school pupils of the community.”She noted..
She further said the welfare of members will be uppermost during her tenure.”I appeal to everyone to please attend fellowships regularly as we plan to take members welfare seriously. Rotary is fun and friendship so let’s join hands to make it worth our time. To ensure that members enjoy the benefit of joining Rotary, we will engage everyone by placing them in functional committees and make our meetings more ” She added.
The new President of Rotary Club of Abuja CBD thanked her predecessors.
“On this auspicious occasion, permit me to recognise and highly appreciate my predecessors who in their own ways and through pragmatic and dynamic leadership ensured that the dream of the founders of Rotary keep growing thereby placing the Club on a high pedestal. They are, our Charter President Salome Garba, the second President General Martins Odeh, the third President, PP Yelwa Abubakar, the fourth President PP Oloye Daramola Ganiyu, the fifth President Anne Uche Obi and the Immediate Past President Max Amuchie. These past leaders have contributed in great measures in making our Club a great and vibrant one. I also recognise and appreciate the Convener of RC Abuja CBD, PAG Evelyn Onyilo for being the channel through which this Club was formed. She has remained a strong pillar in ensuring the development of the Club and members through proper mentorship.”She added.
She also thanked all members for their support through the years by ensuring that the Club remains a vibrant and formidable one in the District.