A paradigm shift in the leadership of Ikorodu Sapphire Lions club saw Princess Bola Josephine Oloyede becoming the new president of the club on the 10th of September, 2022.
The event which took place at the Oluwatoyin activity centre (OLAC) in Ibeshe axis of Ikorodu was graced by past International lions club director, Lion Engr. HOB Lawal, DG Lion Anogwi Anyanwu, District secretary, Lion Shamsideen Kareem Lion Shakirudeen Adeniyi Balogun, 2nd vice district governor, Lion Ahmed Ajayi, former president Ikorodu metro lions club, Lion Adefunke Esan, Lion Prince Tunji Oredipe, Lion David Akinosho amongst others.
According to Lion Bola, her induction is an unusual honour, accepting the responsibility to serve the club as the president for the 2022/2023 lions year.
She continued, “I have learnt more about what it takes to be a Lion and the need to lead in the Lion movement than when I joined Lions Club in 2018”.
“I am deeply grateful for the trust reposed in me while pleading for everyone’s continuous support as we embark on building up our club to achieve our core mission”.
“I humbly accept and pledge to serve the Lions and humanity with love and respect” Lion Bola added.
Lion Princess Bola J Oloyede NLCF was born on 1st January 1958 at Former Griffit Street, now Born way in Ebute Metta area of Lagos State.
She attended Mount Camel Convent School, EB, Victory High School Ikeja and St. Bernardine’s Girls Grammar School Oyo, she is a holder of BSC (PA), PGD with specialisation in statistics and an ICT compliant.
She worked as a public servant in several Federal Ministries and Retired from the Directorate cadre.
She joined Ikorodu sapphire Lion Club in 2018 and was one of the Chartered Members in 2019 as a Treasurer, now the club president for the year 2022/2023 Lions Year.
Lion Princess is a fellow of the NLCF and a JP She has attended many District and Multiple District Conventions.
She is also a member of the Unique Grandmas Sisters forum and her hubby is travelling and singing. Happily married and blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren.