Editor, Ovation International Magazine, Mr Michael Effiong James has taken office as the 33rd President, Rotary Club of Ikeja South, District 9110, Nigeria.

Past Assistant Governor/ Chief Of Staff to District Governor Rtn Anthonia Taiwo , Doyen, Rtn Oliver Ogbonna with Rtn Victor Ozomoge
Mr Kunle watches on as outgoing President,Rtn Yinka Adeosun with new President, Rtn Michael Effiong James embrace

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.

Past President, Adeniyi Otunuyi & Bashorun Dele Momodu enjoying a Rotary Song
Rtn Julius Nwokoro, Rtn Michael Effiong & wife, Mrs Oluwakemi James with Rtn Barth Ufoegbunam

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.

 

Rtn Michael James delivering his inaugural speech

He also revealed that Rotary Club of Ikeja South won Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction from Rotary International.

Past President Azuh Arinze, Rtn Michael Effiong & District Governor Nominee, Rtn Remi Bello
Rtn Bayo Adesakin, Rtn Ibiyemi Eseyin with Rtn Akinbobola

Shortly after, he then performed the official hand over which elicited cheers from all present.

Mr Kunle Bakare, presenting his short talk

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 Yinka Adeosun, Rtn Olufemi Akerele, President Michael Effiong, Rtn Barth Ufoegbunam & Rtn Funmi Abe
Rtn Omolara, Segun Adebowale, GM, Ovation TV, President Michael Effiong with Rtn Barth Ufoegbunam
Pastor Adesoji Adeniran, wife Tolani & son, Imisioluwa with President
Rtn Azuh Arinze witj Rtn Anuoluwapo Oshunkeye
Rtn Bankole Shonubi
President Michael Effiong with Mr Remi Aboderin, Secretary-General, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control
Doyen, Rtn Oliver Ogbonna

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.

Michael Effiong with younger brother, Asuquo James of TV Continental
Past President Azuh Arinze,  President Michael Effiong with Past President, Rotary Club of Lagos, Rtn Ehi Braimah
Rtn Victor Ozomoge, President with Rtn Bayo Adesakin
Mr Shina Badru( far left) with other guests
Rtn Abiodun Adeloye, Rtn Barth Ufoegbunam with Rtn Kikelomo Oteri
Ovation’s Photo Editor, Adekoya Adegbite with Bianca Ugowanne, Presenter, Ovation TV
Rtn Rita Eze
Ovation Staff: Promise Osewa, Temitope Ogunleye, Anuoluwapo Openiyi & Tunde Bolarinwa

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.

PP Azuh Arinze, PP Julius Nwokoro, Mr Kunle Bakare with Presidemt Michael Effiong

 

Rtn Tosin Disu & Rtn Akunna Nworgu
Immediate Past President, Yinka Adeosun, President Michael Effiong, Club Secretary, Rtn Bernice Eriemeghe with club Treasurer, Rtn Omolara Omotosho

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”.

Past President, Rotary Club of Omole Golden, Rtn Abiodun Oshinibosi with District Governor Nominee, Rtn Remi Bello
Mr President, Rtn Funmi Abe, Rtn Abiodun Adeloye with Rtn Omolara Omotosho
Cross section of Rotarians:Rtn Abiodun Oshinibosi, Rtn Rita Eze, Rtn Akinbobola & Rtn Adeleke Yusuf
Rtn Yinka Adeosun, Rtn Durotimi Adeboye, President Michael Effiong &,Rtn Adebayo Adesakin
Rtn Kikelomo Oteri, Rtn Azuh Arinze, Rtn Joy Agbo,Rtn Yinka Adeosun, President Michael Effiong, Rtn Bernice Eriemeghe, Rtn Funmi Abe
Preident, GOCOP, Mr Dotun Oladipo & wife, Taiwo with Presilent Michael Effiong

 

R- l: Rtn Otunuyi, Rtn Durotimi Adeboye, Rtn Azuh Arinze with Preident & Past Assistant Governor, Adeniyi Adesanya

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

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