Jethro Yerga, Jalingo

The Rotary Club of Jalingo Prestige, Taraba State has installed Rotarian Jerry Oliver PHF as the new president of the Club.

Rotarian Jerry Oliver who became a Rotarian and chartered member of Jalingo Prestige on the 7th August, 2020 becomes the second president of the club in Taraba state as he takes over from Rotarian Budi Garsheya Yusuf, the pioneer president of the Club.

The eventful moment took place during the investiture ceremony of the Club, held at the Gym Hall of Joly Nyame Stadium Jalingo.

Speaking at the event, the outgoing president of the Club, Yusuf Budi Gesheya charged members not to succumb to failure in any way but always stay determine and focus as they follow up their strategy plans to impact lives positively.

Recounting the various achievements of the club under his reign, the outgoing president noted that the club had participated in the Rotary Family Health Days Medical Outreach which ran through 19th to 21st of November, 2020 at Kona Community of Jalingo and had also chartered Rotaract Club of Kwarafa University which had being terminated for about 8 years as well as chartered Rotaract Club of Taraba State University.

He said they had mounted two club signposts around Jalingo City Gate, sponsored Rotarians for mini Rotaract officer’s Training (Mini Rot), constructed a two room modern water system toilet and rehabilitated a four room block of toilets at Government Secondary School Jalingo among many other important projects.
The outgoing president who urged members to give the incoming president overwhelming support to enable him succeed on his agenda, also charged them to keep away personal and political interests from the Rotary Club affairs even as he admonished Youth Service Director and other Board members of the club to come up with strategies that would enable the club rescue communities from the lack of basic amenities.

In his acceptance speech, the newly inaugurated president, Rotarian Jerry Oliver, pledged that he would work tirelessly with his team to impact lives positively.

Rotarian Oliver implored members to think more of others than themselves and always remember the less privilege, pointing out that life in abundance came as a result of giving wealth to others to make a difference in their lives.

In his goodwill message at the event, Dr Philip Duwe encouraged parents to always serve to save lives by donating generously to the less privilege.

Dr. Duwe who said he is also a product of the kind gesture demonstrated by others and the government maintained that it pays to serve humanity.

The doctor who cited Gal: 6:2 reminded the guests that it pleased God when people invest in the lives of the less privileged.

“I lost my mother at the age of three (3) and my father at the age of 18. So if not because of the benevolence of others and the government, I wouldn’t have being what I am today”. He stated.

Meanwhile the investiture ceremony also witnessed presentation of awards to some distinguished personalities in the state including Chief David Sabo Kente, Chairman North East Development Commission Education Endowment Fund (NED-EEF), Dr. Mike Dio, Provost College of Education Jalingo and Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, Vice Chancellor Taraba State University Jalingo.

Others are Yusufu Akirikwen SAN, Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Dr. Philip Danladi Duwe, Chairman, Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC), Barr. Hamidu Ali, Chief Executive Officer Industrial Arbitration Panel, Hon. David Abel Fuo Member House of Representative, Dr. Aisha Shehu Adamu Medical Director Federal Medical Centre Jalingo and Alh. Bello Yero, Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs.


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