Editor, Ovation International Magazine, Mr Michael Effiong James has taken office as the 33rd President, Rotary Club of Ikeja South, District 9110, Nigeria.
The handing over ceremony, a cosy and lively affair, held at Adna Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos was attended by personalities such as Chairman, Ovation Media Group, Bashorun Dele Momodu and Publisher, Encomium Magazine, Mr Kunle Bakare.
In his handover speech, outgoing President, Rtn Yinka Adeosun thanked members for their support during the 2018-19 Rotary year and stated that his tenure recorded tremendous success in terms of membership growth and contribution to Rotary Foundation.
He also revealed that Rotary Club of Ikeja South won Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction from Rotary International.
Shortly after, he then performed the official hand over which elicited cheers from all present.
In his inaugural speech, Rtn Michael Effiong who joined the international service organisation in 2012, noted that the official installation will be held on November 10, 2019 to commemorate his 50th birthday, adding that he was humbled by the opportunity to serve humanity.
Rtn James who is also Coordinating Editor, The Boss Newspaper, revealed that his projects will focus on such areas as Basic Education and Literacy, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation as well as Economic and Community Development.
While promising to add 45 new members to turn RC Ikeja South to a mega club, he promised to introduce innovate ideas that will retain current members and improve the club’s contribution to the Polio Plus fund as well as Rotary Foundation.
In the course of the fun-filled evening, where the District’s $1m Challenge was also launched, Mr Bakare delivered a talk on ” Grooming And The Secrets of Dressing Well”.
Guests in attendance included: Rtn. Abiodun Oshinibosi, Mr Dotun Oladipo, President, Guild Of Corporate Online Publishers Of Nigeria and wife, Taiwo, Secretary-General, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, Mr Remi Aboderin, Pastor Soji Adeniran & wife, Tolani, Mrs Ayoola Ikhizama, Mr Kunle Rasheed, Mr Shina Badru, Mr Segun Adebowale, Ms Ladun Oyediran, Mrs Toyin Aiyegbusi, Mrs Bolaji Aina and TVC’s Asuquo James.
Pix by Segun Lawal for Ovation International