Lions Club District 404 helps blind girl regain sight
By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, ABUJA BUREAU
In line with its philanthropic philosophy, the International Association of Lions Clubs Multiple District 404 Nigeria has helped a 13-year-old girl to successfully undergo operations in her both eyes abroad and has now regained her sight.
This much was disclosed Friday in Abuja by the 2nd Vice District 404 Governor of Lions Club Abuja, Lion Ademola Adesuyi during a World Press Conference attended by the International President (2018- 2019), Ms. Gudrun Yngvadottir from Iceland.
He said that the young girl whom he didn’t disclose her name for obvious reasons was blind from the age of 3 years but was hepled by Lions Club to regain her sight after she was flown to Kenya where she was operated upon and her sight restored.
Earlier, Yngvadottir told the media that her voluntary organisation in collaboration with the Nigerian branches are benefiting millions of people in the country through one charity or the other. She disclosed that Nigeria is highly regarded by Lions Club International hence the various philanthropic gestures extended to Nigeria and Nigerians.
Also speaking at the event which took place at Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja Mrs. Lami Angela Ahmed, the Multiple Council Chairperson, Lions Club International, said that the revealed that District 404 Nigeria will soon commence the building of Lions Care Eye Hospital.
It was also disclosed that Lions Club has signed an Memorandum of Understanding to build a Diabetes Center in Ekiti State which will cater for over 20 million people, adding that more than 50 million Nigerians are benefiting from Lions Club International.
Present at event are Çhiti Hastings Eli, International Director; Engr. H.O.B Lawal, GMT Africa CAF Leader; Mrs. Dupe Dada, District 404 B2 among others.