Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun: The face of a new District Governor of Lions Club

Amid pomp and pageantry, Lion Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun was unveiled to the public as District Governor of District 404A3 for 2023-2024 Lions Service Year.

William Shakespeare had in the book Twelfth Night challenged the ingenuity of men when he said, “be not be afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”.

But William Ewdard Burghardt pushed this line of thought further in a letter to his great grandson where he declared thus: “the return from your work must be the satisfactions which that work bring to you and the world’s need of the work. With this, life is heaven or as near heaven as you can get. Without this-with work which you despise, which bores you, and which the world does not need-life is heal”.

Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun, MJF NLCF is one person whose works the world needs the most for he has developed the penchant for doing good. He indeed finds greater joy in bringing joy to humanity hence his ever widening circle of friends and associates. And they cut across tribe, region, religion and nationality. It was therefore not surprising that Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun was recently found worthy of been enthroned as district president of one of the noble societies in the world; the Lions Club.

Lion Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun was unveiled as the Pioneer District Governor of Lions Clubs International, District 404A3 Nigeria at the recently concluded 16th Multiple District Convention of MD 404 Nigeria held at International Conference Centre Abuja, between 9th and 12th May, 2023.

The presence of such dignitaries as the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, the Minister of FCT, Muhammed Musa Bello CON, the President of Azikel Group, Dr. Eruani A. Godbless CFR, Group CEO NNPCL, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari OFR, CBAC DG, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Minister of State for Transport, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engr. Noimot Salako and Past International Director, LCI, Engr. H.O.B Lawal at the event painted a perfect picture of a perfect event

The unveiling was preceded by the district elections where Lion Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun was voted in as the Pioneer District Governor of District 404A3 Nigeria, covering part of Lagos and Ogun States.

He was unveiled to the Public at the Banquet held at the International Conference Centre by the Multiple District Council Chairperson, PDG Princess Obo Mesembe Edet PMJF, NLCF

The Pioneer District Governor, in his acceptance speech, pledged to consolidate on the efforts of his predecessors and grow the new District to an enviable height.

He outlined his primary priorities to be on membership growth and restoration of sight through 500 cataract surgeries, donation of eyeglasses, and alleviating the prevalent hunger in the District.

Lion Folasade Shotomide, elected as the First Vice District Governor and Lion Mary Onu, elected as the Second Vice District Governor, promised to work harmoniously with the Pioneer District Governor, Lion S. A Balogun to achieve all the lofty goals set for the Lion’s year.

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