The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has described the newly installed President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Rtn. Bamidele Onalaja, as an energetic and hardworking man who will surpass the mandate and expectations of the 20-year-old club.
The monarch spoke in Lagos on Saturday, during Onalaja’s installation as the 20th Hope President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos.
Oba Adeyeye, himself a Paul Harris fellow of Rotary, congratulated the club for having Rotarian Onalaja as its President and urge the entire membership to rally around the newly installed President so as to achieve mega successes for humanity.
In his acceptance speech, the newly installed President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Rotarian Bamidele Onalaja, described the global humanitarian’s theme for this year, “Serve to Change Lives” as service to God.
Onalaja who is a property magnate is Chief Executive of RevolutionPlus Group and founder of Chris Bamidele Onalaja Foundation, pledged ‘to do good in the world’ as Rotary dictates and to serve the club and humanity with pride from July 1, 2021, when he assumed office, to June 30, 2022, when leadership will change hands.
He, therefore, called for massive support from members of the club and Rotary District 9110 Nigeria to achieve his set goals and objectives for the 2021/2022 Rotary Year which he disclosed that the club has kicked off with some landmark projects notable among which are the N70m Child and Maternity Health Centre at Amuwo-Odofin, 6 blocks of classrooms with an assembly hall and offices at Wasimi Junior School, Mende Maryland, valued at N10m while the club has already commissioned an ultra-modern toilet facility built at a cost of N4.2m at the Cane Village Craft Centre, Odo Iya Alaro, Maryland.