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Rotary club promises greater impact as new president is installed

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By Sumaila Ogbaje

The newly installed President of Rotary Club of Abuja Metro,  Mr Oritsejolomi Ayomike, has promised to provide a responsible leadership for the club with greater impact and increased participation for the year.

Ayomike made the pledge at a fundraising, award presentation and his investiture ceremony as the 14th President of the club.

The new president took over from the immediate past President, Mr Ifeanyi Nnodu.

He noted that the club had achieved a lot in the last six years with a lot of charity projects across communities in the district.

Ayomike expressed the determination of the club to increase its impact, service to humanity and expand its reach through participation in various projects.

He commended his predecessor for running an open door policy, adding that his administration was built  on integrity, transparency and accountability.

He also pledged to build on the legacies of his predecessors, urging member  to be generous when it is time for the fundraising to be able to  succeed.

While thanking the club for finding him worthy to serve as president, he urged the members to be generous for the fundraising to be able to  succeed.

“My tenure as president will not be successful if I do not enjoy the cooperation of members and as I am soliciting for funds for my plans.

”If I do not get the funds, my plans will definitely fall short in the face of all the things that we are challenged to do.

“Rotary Club of Abuja Metro, as you have heard, is a very prestigious club. We need to keep our status.

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“So I will urge all members of the club to do what is needful for them to do so that we will achieve great successes in this rotary year,” he added.

He said that Rotary International as an international service organisation had the purpose of bringing professional and business persons together to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and advance goodwill and peace around the world.

He added that members of rotary shared an uncommon comradeship that was needed to willingly give to charity.

“It gives me great pleasure to humbly accept to act as the 14th president of this very great club. The journey to this day has been long, but it has been worth it.

“All the while I have been observing, learning and imbibing leadership qualities from a lot of our mentors, past rotary international presidents, vice presidents, several district governors from this district and beyond.

“They have all left indelible marks in the good books of Rotary forever. To this great men and women, I say thank you for your service to humanity and to all the members of Rotary Club of Abuja Metro.”

The immediate past president, Nnodu said that leadership, whether in rotary or any other place must follow the tenets of leadership such as accountability and transparency to be able to do well.

According to him, those you are leading must know what you are doing. If they demand accountability, you present it to them and rotary is such an organisation that is well structured.

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“You have the constitution, follow the constitution, you have the bylaws follow the bylaws, and the most important then have advisors.

“If you make a mistake, it is not because you took advise from, it is because you took the wrong decision.

“If you do it well, the credit goes to you and I will advise that you be the man of your goal,” he said.

Nnodu advised the new president to run the club following the rules to be able to run the club efficiently and effectively.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event also featured presentation of awards of excellence to some notable individuals such as the former First Lady of Edo, Mrs Eki Igbinedion among others. (NAN) (

Edited by Isaac Aregbesola

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