As the year comes to an end, it is always phasing on the lions club to Officially change the guard of leadership and advance their regular course of servicing Humanity annually.
In Ikorodu, Lion Mrs Adefunke Oluranti Esan NLCF became the 17th President of the Ikorodu Metropolitan Lions Club in a grand style filled with elegance, class and royalties.
At the Oluwatoyin Lions Activities centre (OLAC) Owode-Ibeshe Road in Ikorodu, The program was significant due to it’s official installation of the 17th President and also a N10m fund raiser luncheon in aid of the club projects for the year 2020-2021.
The event plays host to Mr Segun Ogunsanya (CEO Airtel Nigeria) as the chairman of the day who was represented by Mr Oye Oladokun Vice president Airtel Nig Ltd, The District Governor Lion Tokunbo Aromolaran PMJF NLCF (Chief Host), Otunba Kamorudeen Owoseni Lamina (Chief Launcher), Mrs Anike Adekanye (Mother Of The Day) & Guest Speaker Lion Mary Onu (District Chief Of Staff) Among Others.
The Outgoing President, Lion Ahmed Ajayi NLCF elucidated on his accomplishments as president of the Ikorodu Metropolitan Lions for year 2019-2020 adding that due to the efforts and commitment of the entire club members, He emerged as the President of the year at the District level.
“All this achievement would not have seen the light of day if not for the resilient Members of the Ikorodu Metropolitan Lions Club, I would also commend my wife for make my tenure as a president easy, With all the Challenges we faced it is obvious that our strides speaks for itself today”
“This Is why I am urging all our honorable members to put all hands on deck in supporting our incoming president for better and Effective results in our service to humanity” Lion Ahmed Added
In his Goodwill message to the incoming president, The District Governor Lion Tokunbo Aromolaran PMJF NLCF stated..
It gives me great pleasure to extend my hearty congratulations to you on your investiture as the President of your club and to all club officers being installed today. This is no doubt a remarkable milestone in your journey as a Lion and I have no doubt that you will excel in the role and have an impactful Lions’ year.
This Lions’ year, which has to some extent been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other happenings in our nation, calls for a lot of commitment and innovation in the way we serve. I trust that you and your members will not be deterred but will forge ahead to execute ingenious projects and activities in line with our 5 global causes: Diabetes, Hunger, Paediatric Cancer, Environment and Vision.
This Lions’ year, our plan is to excel in ithe three ied by Lions Clubs International as being at the core of what Lions Clubs represent-Sincerety, Membership Growth, And Leadership Development. I enjoin you to key into this plan sa wa carn ermerge stronger together at the end of the Lions year.
Let me use this opportunity to appreciate your guests who have come out to support our cause; without your support, there is just so much we can do as clubs. Thus, I charge you to extend your hands of generosity towards supporting our service to humanity.
Congratulations once again, my dear President, I look forward to a pleasant and impactful relationship with you during this Lions year.
In her acceptance speech as the 17th President of the Ikorodu Metropolitan Lions Club Lion Mrs Adefunke Oluranti Esan NLCF states….
To God be the glory for all he has done. doing good for others is not a duty to me, it’s a
pleasure because it enhances my health status and happiness. It such an honour to be elected as the president of this award winning club. lam grateful to all my Lion leaders. Many thanks to my able predecessor Lion Ahmed Ajayi NLCF, the Lion of the year 2019/2020 for giving me an avenue to serve with love and support from him and all my members.
May i seek all your indulgence to please rise to give a minute silence to my wonderful parents (Prince & Chief (Mrs.) Ademokunwa) and my beloved husband Mr. Abayomi Esan, who encouraged me to becomea Lion and impacted in me the act of giving. may their gentle souls rest in peace.(amen). l appreciate my children, who gave me the support I needed to serve, eyin Boys ese o. To my mentor and comrade who saw the act of kindness in me and brought me to lkorodu Metro.
Lion Morayo Oguntolu NLCF, I love you ma. To all other great members of korodu Metro I thank you for believing in me, encouraging me thati can do it. My challenge started in 2016, when the man that supported my cause in joining the club passed on. I thought I could no longer continue serring but to God be the glory, I scaled through the challenges. The support from my club members e Ese Modupe o. “challenges are gifts that forces us to grow fast. just find a new way to stand. The demise of little kindness can safe life.
Ikorodu Metro has set standard in serving the humanity; I cannot go below the standard.
this year, I want you all present here today to support the club in all our projects.
I want to specially thank my club service chairman Lion Tunji Oredipe NLCF, who out of no time stil find time to search for communities, and individuals to reach out to. God bless you my great Lion. so far, so good…
* 500 pieces of hand sanitisers shared at the Metro Ferry Jetty Ikorodu during the early outbreak of the covid-19 Pandemic.
*Club customized Nose Mask given to people in Odogunyan environs and BRT bus stop ikorodu garage.
* Youth Empowerment “The club organized a walk where fliers on drug abuse, rape and child abuse were shared to people. the club also empowered over 60 youths and Leo during youth week in Adire making and make-up training where certificates were awarded to the youths.
* During the vision week, the club engaged the services of Eye Foundation where 233 people were screened. 121 were given eye classes, 40 people were given eye drops and drugs, 22 people were booked for cataract surgeries.
“This new leadership will be no different from the Prior, we shall work together and ensure we amplify our efforts to reach out to Ikorodu Division better and stronger” Lion Mrs Adefunke Esan NLCF
The induction of new Lion members into the club was officiated by Lion Mary Onu NLCF District Chief Of Staff,
While the official installation of Lion Mrs Adefunke Oluranti Esan NLCF As 17th President Of Ikorodu Metropolitan Lions Club was officiated by the District Governor Lion Tokunbo Aromolaran PMJF NLCF
Awards was also presented to fervent and dedicated Members of the club with Lion Tunji Oredipe NLCF emerging as the Lion Of The Year 2020.
Culminating the free internet connection gift provided by Airtel Nigeria to support the course with lots of Awards presented to the new president was a special presentation by the chairman of Nigeria Union Of Teachers Ikorodu Branch Comrade Fakolade Oluwaseun Oluwafemi JP, Who applauded the new president for her accomplishments and giant strides towards greatness.
“Let it be know here that Lion Mrs Adefunke Oluranti Esan is an excellent teacher, She doesn’t play with her job when it comes to impacting her students. I am a successful chairman today simply because I have her full support going forward, This is why we are presenting to her today a special piece of art to let her fellow lions know that she means alot to the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigeria Union Of Teachers” Comrade Fakolade Added
It should be noted that while the program proceeded, Medical Check Up on Diabetes and Blood Pressure was conducted on guests and members at the entry section of the event.