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World Peace Day 2018: Rotary District 9110 to honour VP Osinbajo, Adebutu Kessington, others

The Rotary Club International, District 9110 has finalized plans to honour the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, and Adebutu Kessington among others as part of activities marking the 2018 World Peace Day, reports ITRealms.

This was confirmed to ITRealms by the duo of Committee Chairman and District Governor, Engr. Ade Oyenekan and Dr. Adewale Ogunbadejo respectively, explained that District 9110 comprised of all Rotary Clubs in Lagos and Ogun States.

ITRealms also gathered that the event slated for Friday, February 23, 2018 would hold at the prestigious Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos, they stressed that the annual World Peace Day, also popularly known as Rotary Day of Rotary is to commemorate the founding of the global humanitarian Club, Rotary International, birthed in 1905.

The occasion, they said, offers the Club members the opportunity to reflect upon past achievements, and focus on programme of peace, understanding and goodwill in the community throughout the World is also a platform through which the Club also identifies with the United Nations as the global body also commemorates the Annual World Peace Day.

Over the years, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria has carried out various service projects in a number of communities, aimed at providing assistance in different ways to needy members of the society. Notably, District 9110 has executed projects in the areas of health, education, poverty alleviation, community and youth development etc.

As its contribution to promoting world peace and understanding, the District has sponsored over 40 candidates who had participated in the worldwide selection process of world peace scholars for the two-year studies in peace and conflict resolution activities.

Activities scheduled for this year’s event include a seminar with the theme: Rotary: Building Peace across Borders, and the presentation of Peace Ambassador Awards to a number of eminent personalities and community leaders in the country, including the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Rotary International is a non-governmental organization of business and professional men and women united in the ideals of service worldwide. Rotary Club is committed to providing humanitarian support and helps build Goodwill, Peace and Understanding in the World.

Nonye Dom/GEE

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