Debo Abebayo steps in as the new president of Rotary Club
It was a gathering of rotarians of district 9110 recently in Ogudu GRA area of Lagos State. Their mission was simply to grace the occasion of the investiture ceremony of rotarian Debo Adebayo as the 16th president of Rotary Club, Ogudu GRA, Lagos State.
Debo Adebayo, is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, Business Process Management Institute (Nigeria). He is also an Accountant by training and a seasoned management consultant with years of experience in Business Process Management, Enterprise Transformation, and Performance Management.
He is a business strategist as well as a coach who believes continuous learning is required for relevance.
He has quantum experience in business management, financial advisory services, and human resources management. He consults for companies in sectors like; banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, manufacturing, IT, Educational etc. He is currently the CEO of SPNS Consulting, a leading consulting firm in the areas of business process and performance management.
Speaking during the ceremony, the 16th president of Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA, Rotarian Debo Adebayo said;
“l feel honoured because there’s no position that does not come with its own challenges, so when you get to attain any position, you see it as an opportunity and an honour.
According to him, “Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA under my leadership will be empowering the larger society as usual. We will be helping and training people as well as adequately preparing them for the job market, adding that, there are some graduates out there that, by adding one or two knowledge to their certificates, they would be able to get their dream job.
Also, we will be training people in the area of business process certification, we will also look at the non literate segment of the people and see how we can train them in the area of cinematography and photography, we will also be giving out non interest loans, we have done that before, and we will be doing that again. We will also be donating equipments to generate hospitals which will assist medical personnels in giving medical attention to patients.” He added.
In his fairwell message, the past president of the Rotary Club of Ogudu GRA, Rotarian Chibuzor Okpala said;
“now looking beyond the last 11 months, the stories of our 15 years of services to humanity have got no place to be contained, indeed, we are victorious!’
According to him, “it’s been 11 crystal months of growth, dedication, commitment, passion and limitless charity to humanity. Rotary club of Ogudu GRA has not only expanded over the years, but risen to an enviable height among notable clubs in the district.”
He disclosed that, “this year being the most challenging rotary year since the inception of covid-19, couldn’t wither us but rather, pushed us to cease every golden opportunity to expand our tentacles, thereby growing the club by massive numbers. On this note, allow me to salute and congratulate all distinguished Rotarians for emerging the overall best club in the District Membership Net. Special Kudos to all members that sponsored each Rotarian this Rotary year.”
“the rotary club of Ogudu GRA set out this rotary year with over 20 million naira allocated for its community service projects and other planned activities in the 2020/2021 Rotary year which commenced in July 2020.” He added.
Continuing, he pointed out that, “during our last Fellowship ceremony/Official Handover Ceremony, I stated that my priority was to ensure members are fully engaged during the Rotary year. I also stated that the club had tripled its effort in every way to broaden its significance and relevance in the community thus creating a continuous success for the club.”
He further stated that, “the club has been able to execute pertinent projects that are in line with the seven areas of focus which include: Environmental support, maternal and child health, literacy and education, peace and Conflict resolution, economic and Community development, water and Sanitation as well and disease prevention and control.”
Also speaking, the district governor of district 9110 which comprises of Lagos and Ogun State, Yemi Bello said Rotary club is a humanitarian club that is all about service to humanity, and they cannot give to their members what they cannot give to the larger society.
According to him, one of their activities is to look for communities that are in need of help, and it’s the responsibility of the club to identify their needs, access them, and mobilise their resources in order to meet the needs of such community.
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