BENIN CITY –  A former chairman of Edo State Civil Service Commission, Rotarian Eddy Ikponmwen has appealed to the larger society to have the spirit of  benevolence towards the less privileged as it is needed to make the world a better place to live in.
Ikponmwen made the appeal while receiving an Annual Role Model Personality Awards in recognition of his self discipline and excellent conduct from the Rotary Club of Benin, Kings Square on the occasion of award and fund raising to support Project Charilove Rehabilitation Centre.
Rotarian Ikponmwen said the award is given without expecting returns.
“The may decide to pick an oil Magnate who will give them big money in return; rather, they looked at character and contributions to the development of the society”.
“This award will spur me to do more for the society and mankind; I will utilize every opportunity I have for service and will put my best to change the society, he concluded.
Chairman of the event, Mr. Richard Iyasere said the purpose of the gathering was to carry out a very special service for the society and we have chosen project charilove that takes care of the less privileged in the society.
“Project Charilove works with special children and we are here to support them to ensure the body moves forward and continue to cater for the needs of the less privileged in our society.
“We are here to raise fund to complete a building structure in the premises of the body”, he said.
Iyasere said the money needed to complete the structure is huge but the rotary club king square, Benin has agreed to help and support the project”, he added.
President, Rotary Club of Benin king’s Square Rotarian Chris Omusi while thanking guests for identifying with the  cause also called on them to show love to the less privileged in the society.
Omusi said the Rotary Club of Benin, Kings Square is just one year old and “we have done so much for the society and will continue to do more.
“This is our first award’ we gave it out, not for financial or material gains, but to encourage those that have contributed their best for the growth and  development of the society.
Rotary Ikpownmwen deserves this award for his sincere contributions to the society.
If we have money, we will go to five star hotel to present this to him, but, not withstanding the value of the award is not less”, he concluded.