April 23, 2024

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NIGERIAN LIONS’ FETE INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

Many Lions’ across Multiple District 404 Nigeria and Representatives from District 418 Ghana gathered in Lagos on Sunday January 28, at a banquet in honour of the visiting Lions’ International Vice President Fabricio Oliveria who arrived in Nigeria on Thursday January 25, on a four day working visit in support of the country’s drive for membership growth.

Welcoming the International Vice President at the banquet, Lions’ International Global Action Team leader for Africa Constitutional Area 8B and Chief host of the event, Lion Gbolagade Adebisi remarked that the few days of Fabricio Oliveria’s visit has remained very impactful and thoughts provoking.

Adebisi assured of Nigeria’s readiness to be a great supporter of the Lions’ Clubs International quest for increased membership in the ‘ Mission 1.5 million members by 2027’.

A Cross section of Nigerian Lions’with the International Vice President Fabricio Oliveria before the banquet.

In his opening remarks, Lions’ Multiple District 404 Nigeria Council Chairperson, Lion Asiwaju Ayobola Samuel who was represented by the District 404B3 Governor, Lion Otunba Layiwola Fadairo commended the visit of the International first Vice President, noting that it is not only a booster to MD 404 Nigeria leadership but an indication for future mutual interest and relationship once the First Vice President takes over the association’s leadership.

Other MD404 leaders who spoke at the banquet included Past International Director for Africa Lion Engr. HOB Lawal and the Incoming International Director for Africa Constitutional Area Princess Adetope Tychus beginning from the 2024 /2025 Lions’ year.

Both leaders reiterated Nigeria’s readiness to give her best in achieving ultimately the ‘Mission 1.5m by 2027′. They assured of the Nigerian Lions’ massive support for 2024 which will also mark the debut year for Africa Constitutional Area incoming Director Princess Adetope Tychus.

L-R: 2nd Vice Governor, Lions’District 404B3,Lion Adelaja Adeleye; Governor District 404B3,Lion Otunba Layi Fadairo;Lions’ International Vice Governor Lions’District 404B3,Lion Dr.Jide Bello at a special MD 404 Nigeria banquet,held in honour of the International Vice President on Sunday January 28,2024 in Lagos.

Responding to the entreaties and encomiums, the Lions’ First International Vice President Fabricio Oliveria, thanked Nigerian Lions’ particularly the leadership of MD 404 Nigeria for the great jobs they have been doing over the years,even as he commended the several laudable projects and service activities across the country, noting that the projects have been very impactful.

The International Vice President also lauded the hospitality of Nigerians, revealing that there had never been any boring moments since he arrived in the country, stating that the engagements at the Concave had truly been revealing and engaging. He assured of his utmost support in ensuring that MD 404 takes maximum advantage of the country’s population in improving on membership growth.

” I will be ready to come back again and again to Nigeria because the country and people are good”, he added.

International Vice President Fabricio Oliveria will take over as International President of the largest service organisation in the world on July 1,2024 in Melbourne Australia after the Lions’ International convention.