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Rotary Club of Akure City Celebrates 119th years of Rotary International, Gives Gov Ayedatiwa Service above Self Award

...Celebrates District Governor Nominee, Rotn Batife ...Celebrates in grand style  Birthday ceremony of their President, Rotn. Abiodun Adigun

Members of Rotary Club of Akure City on Saturday, March 2nd , 2024 honoured the Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa alongside other notable Nigerians for their selfless service.

Speaking at the grand celebration tagged: ‘ A Moment with the President”, the Club’s President, Rotn. Surv. Semiyu Adigun said Governor Aiyedatiwa was particularly nominated for the award bearing his remarkable commitment to humanity.

While noting also that the program is part of activities marking the 119th year celebration of Rotary International Club, Rotn..Surv. Adigun said one major highlight of the event in the state is the celebration of the District Governor Nominee, Rotn. Batife Funkeakpo, the 2nd indigenous Rotarian to be elected since the establishment of the club 43 years ago.

He also used the opportunity to assure members that he will ensure completion of toilet projects and commissioning of the Club House before the expiration of his tenure later in the year.

The Governor ably represented by the D’Governor, Dr. Olayide Adelami in his remarks thanked members of the Club for giving themselves unto service.

The Governor who extolled the virtues of Rotn. Surv. Adigun while serving the government of the state said he would have personally graced the occasion to show his commitment to the cause of the humanitarian club.

He also used the occasion to assure them that the government will provide support most especially towards the completion of the ongoing project before the end of Rotn. Surv. Adigun s tenure.

Giving a lecture titled: “Rotary an insignia of Humanity”, Rotn. Andrew Ogunmusi took time to explain the vision of Rotary International Club just as he identified reason to join hands with the club to make the world a better place.

Particularly he identified the richly gratifying impact of giving unto others stressing further that the life of a Rotarian is a life of giving.

Earlier in his address, the Chairman of the occasion, Hon (Chief)Gbenga Eleduma ably represented by Mr. Adeboye Adeloye expressed congratulations to members of the club for deeming it fit to celebrate excellent selfless service.

He also thanked them for a job well done over the years.

Speaking on behalf of other Rotary Presidents, Rotn Omolola Fadunmiye said they believe in the leadership attributes of Rotn. Adigun and in his administrative sagacity, stressing particularly that he has not disappointed them since he was been nominated as the president of president (POP).

Other highlights of the event include presentation of Excellence Award on Youth Empowerment to the chairman, Hon Eleduma, an Abuja based business mogul who also used the opportunity to donate generously to the club project.

Other notable Nigerians awarded include former State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Olayato Aribo, and the newly sworn in Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Hon Summy Smart who was bestowed an Award of excellence on Youth Empowerment and entrepreneurship based on his performance over the years.

Responding shortly after receiving gift from the Club, Rotn Batie Funkeakpo thanked the Club President and all other Hope Presidents present for the celebration, promising not to let them down when he assumes duty.

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