Epe’s Elderly Gets Perfect Democracy Day Gift as Club Donates Medications.

In a heartwarming celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day, Kakalistiq.com reports that the Great Summit Club demonstrated its commitment to community service by distributing medications, toiletries, and medical equipment to the Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center in Epe on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Mr. Tunde Thani and Mr Johnson Olorunsola

The club’s leadership showcased the spirit of giving, bringing joy and excitement to the elderly residents, who responded with dances and celebrations. The event underscored the club’s dedication to supporting the ageing community.

President of the Great Summit Club, Mr. Johnson Olaniyi Olorunsola, shared the club’s motivations in an interview. “We believe in helping the less privileged members of society, including paralympic athletes and heritage homes in Anthony, Lagos, among other centres. Supporting the elders aligns with our philosophy of community service,” he said.


“We are thankful to God for the success of this initiative. It’s to the glory of God and the benefit of mankind. If we all contribute in this way, the world will be a better place,” Olorunfela added.

The Secretary General of the club, Mr Sunday Ojeriakhi, emphasized the importance of extending fellowship to the elderly on Democracy Day, reflecting the club’s longstanding philanthropic ideals. “One of our members runs this care centre in Epe, so it made perfect sense to support them directly. Charity begins at home, and we’re here to show solidarity,” he explained.

Sunday Ojeriakhi

Ojeriakhi also highlighted that caring for the elderly is a noble endeavour. “Establishing care centres for old people is not a waste of resources; it’s a vital service. Everyone will eventually reach old age and need support. This is a project anyone with the means should embark upon,” he urged.

Mr. Tunde Thani, the proprietor of the Thani Oladunjoye Old People Care Center, expressed his gratitude for the club’s generosity. “This gesture will significantly enhance the welfare of the over 2,000 elders we serve. Our facility treats every elderly person equally, regardless of their background, and we are committed to expanding our services to humanity,” he said.

Reflecting on the club’s journey, Thani remarked, “As a member of this club for over 20 years, we began when we had just left university and were finding our place in society. I appreciate the association, the elders in the council, and the dedicated staff for their commitment to community service.”

Thani also acknowledged the upcoming support from the Eko Club, USA, which plans to donate medications soon. “Our facility is open to all without restrictions. Rich individuals should consider acts of charity like this. People are truly in need, and those with a surplus should reach out,” he concluded.

The event was marked by the presentation of the “Old Person of the Month” award, which recognized a resident, Alhaji Balogun, who excelled in a health education and dance contest, adding a celebratory note to the day’s proceedings.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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