Omolegan becomes 43rd Ikeja Lions Club President
The Ikeja Lions Club has installed Idowu Oluwole Omolegan as its 43rd president to run its affairs in the 2022/2023 Lions Service Year. Other officers were also inducted.
The event also featured the presentation of awards to members, who showed exemplary commitments to the club’s growth in the last year.
The District Governor of District 404B2, Aare Lekan Owolabi conducted the change of baton and the induction of newly-elected officers. He urged the inductees to focus on the Lions International Core Service area of impacting the environment positively and helping the less-privileged in society.
The outgoing president, Abiodun Fashina, said his tenure was a success due to the cooperation of members.
“We achieved a lot in a year. We rehabilitated Oregun Medical Centre with N1.2m; gave N300,000 to 10 indigent paediatric cancer patients at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASU), among others,” Fashina said.
He attributed the achievements to members’ support, saying ‘that is why we gathered here to appreciate their time, talent and treasure”
He advised the incoming leaders to have a closer relationship with members by giving them a sense of belonging.
Omolegan said his administration would not deviate from prosecuting the Lion International Service core areas, adding, “Our tempo has been very high, but by the grace of God, I have a capable team that would make us scale greater heights”
“I will do all I can to strengthen the pride of being a Lion this service year. We will build upon what our past leaders did to strengthen that Lion’s pride” Omolegan said.
He asked for the support of members in strengthening the pride bringing our Lions family closer together working in the spirit of cooperation and understanding, adding that, “it is then we can realize the transformative nature of our motto “We Serve”
Omolegan said: “Our core project for this service year is to acquire land and build a youth empowerment centre which will serve as skill acquisition centre for the youths.”
According to him, “our short-term project will be to cater for the children of the less privilege who are in need, either inability to pay school fees or feeding, if we are contacted, we will look at the genuineness of the case and do the needful.”
Dignitaries that graced the occasion included Kabiyesi Olu Adekunle Ajanaku, Olu of Okelisa Titun, Akure Kingdom, past presidents and district governors.