By Elizabeth Osayande
Lion Alo Michael Oluwaseun been installed as the seventh club oresident of Ikeja dynamic lions club, district 404B2 Nigeria, for the Lions Service Year from July 1st to June, 2022/2023.
The public presentation of the new president and his leadership team, directors, and cabinet members , also was organize to raise funds for the club’s projects, took at the Academy Inn, Ikeja Lagos.
The new president, in his acceptance speech, stated his readiness to sustain the club’s position as the best in the district. He added that he would build on the good works of his predecessors and ensure that the club’s core areas of vision; diabetes, pediatric cancer, environment and hunger are touched during his tenure.
Some of the projects he said included, the donation of an e-library to a school in Ikeja, and the back-to-school project.
“The world is becoming global, we at Ikeja dynamic club are concentrating on donating an e-library to a school in Ikeja, we have not decided on the school. We want a credible school that has the capacity to maintain the e-library when donated.
“We are going to touch on all the five core projects of the club; we want to create awareness on pediatric cancer. Right now, we want to touch on a project we called ‘back to school’, it is not our main project though,” he stated.
The president, however, noted that another reason for the event was to raise funds for their planned projects.
The event had in attendance the district governor of the club, past presidents, and friends of the club.
The District Governor of 404B2 Lions Clubs Nigeria, Lion Owolabi Olalekan, , who decorated the new president, said he has confidence in the new president to deliver on his mandate.
Owolabi, however, charged well-meaning Nigerians to emulate what the club was doing in helping humanity, noting that: “They should have the spirit of giving. They should make sure their impacts are felt in the lives of the people. They should not just think of their own needs but they also care about the needs of others around them.”
He also appreciated the new vice president, Lion Sanyaolu Opeyemi, and other members of the club, who were using their resources and positions to assist the club in achieving its goals.
On challenges the club faced in executing projects, he said, “One of the challenges is to meet the unmet expectations of the populace.
“The needs of the populace are so many. If the world can be a Lion, the world will be a better place. For those who have not joined the club, this is a clarion call; they should come on board and be a volunteer. We believe government cannot do it alone. That is why organizations like the Lions Club will come in and see where we can help.” Lion Olalekan reiterated.
Also, speaking at the event, Lion Opeyemi, the newly installed vice president who also doubled as the event planning committee chairperson, reiterated the club’s readiness to donate an e-library that is well equipped with computer systems to a public school in the Ikeja area.
He also noted that apart from sourcing the funds from their pockets, they would use the investiture to raise funds from friends and family. He also called on corporate bodies and well-meaning Nigerians to join forces with the Lions Clubs in helping the needy in society.