Ikeja Metro Lions Club Introduces new leaders
The Ikeja Metro Lions Club International, District 404B2 Nigeria, has introduced new crop of leaders that will guide the club through the next club year, which spans from 2022 to 2023
This was unraveled at the official handover cum fundraising ceremony over the weekend at the NECA event centre Ikeja Lagos, where the baton was transferred to the president, Lion Godson Anigbo and his team.
The ceremony witnessed the presence of past presidents of the club. The outgoing president, Lion Mustapha Sikiru sounded the gong of the club one last time as a way to show that his tenure has officially ended.
While advising the newly installed president, Aare Olalekan Owolabi who is the governor of the clubs in District 404B2 Nigeria, said that he wants him to surpass the works and achievement of the past president in terms of his service to humanity while focusing on Lions club core service area which includes fight against childhood cancer, vision feeding the hungry, diabetes awareness and prevention and caring for our environment.
“We expect that whatever funds the club is able to gather here today, the president and his club will use it to execute potent and efficient service delivery.”
The newly installed president of the club, Lion Anigbo said his administration would be tackling some of the challenges faced by the previous administration where he served as the first vice president.
“One of the challenges we had in the past regime was members time consciousness. I am very time conscious. So many people are business people in this club, they value time a lot, so I want to give them that and make sure I keep to time in every of our activities. And basically we will not stop rendering impactful service to our community monthly.
According to the Chairperson of the Public Presentation & Fundraising Luncheon Planning Committee, Lion John Oriazowan, the Lions Clubs International is the largest service organisation worldwide with almost 1.5 million members scattered all over the world in the name of Selfless Service to Humanity. ” Our five global causes focus are Diabetes Awareness; Sight and Vision Awareness; Relieving Hunger Programme; Childhood Cancer Awareness and Environmental Protection Awareness”
Also, Lion Blessing Umebali, the Co-Chairperson of the Club Fundraising Luncheon and Public Presentation who also doubles as the Club Legacy Project Committee Chairperson said, the motto of Lions Clubs is ‘We Serve’ and Every month, Lions Clubs scattered all over the World is expected to carry out monthly service activity to better the Community and make it a better place. Umebali quoted Williams James a psychologist, “the greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
She informed that Ikeja Metro Lions Club International, District 404B2 Nigeria, Legacy Project for 2022-2023 Lions Service Year is to renovate and fully equip the intensive care unit (ICU) of Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada, which will cost almost 50 million naira.
“With the support of all Club members, well spirited Nigerians the Project is doable, especially as the government cannot do it alone. For us it is a way of giving back to society”, Umebali said.