Fellow Rotaractors, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to yet another month. I will also like to express my profound gratitude to every participant at the just concluded Awareness Trek at Itori community in Ewekoro, be assured that posterity will remember us and smile that Rotaract as international organization of young individuals took a decisive action to sensitize
people against social vices like gender violence.

The month of October is designated for Community Economic Development. The importance of economy in national development can not be overemphasized in a developing nation like Nigeria.
It is however, imperative to develop macro and micro economic strategies that will improve the living standard of the citizens as well as put Nigeria at vantage positions amongst its counterparts.

As young individuals,the resources are very limited but the potentials to transform this nation are lying dominant and unlimited in everyone, coupled with the adequate energy. Therefore, I want to urge all stakeholders to device creative projects in Rotary’s avenues of service to transform lives of people in the immediate communities without exempting members who desire self sustaining economic activities to further drive dreams.

The Rotaract District has set a good pace with economic development project in collaboration with Rotaract Club of Lekki Phase 1 through Vocational/skill acquisition training for 248 youths in baking, event decoration, graphics design, make-up and gele Tailoring, hairdressing and barbing. The project was widely reported, the graduation was not only colourful but also commanded the presence of top public officers and academicians; personally, I am excited for two things- the concept of the project and its actualization for the period of time with minimal itches and Rotaractors massively keying to the opportunity; Definitely, was a right step in right direction.

This October month, there shall be second council meeting and here is my personal reminder to principal officers of all Rotaract clubs to endeavour to attend.
The Give-me-five Rotary Foundation of Rotary District is still ongoing and it is open to all Rotaractors to participate.

Nigeria, the land full of milk and honey, our dear nation inhabited by great people, is 59 today. Today avail us to celebrate our successes as a country and behold the glittering prospects the future holds. Therefore, I say Happy Independence to our Country Nigeria.

Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Yours in humanitarian service,

Constance F. Jaiyeola PHF
District Rotaract Representative 2019-20