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Osun Hosts Lions 9th District Convention



Members of the Lions Clubs International District 404B2 – Nigeria will be hosting their 9th District Convention in Osogbo capital city of Osun State from the 26th – 29th of January, 2023.

In a press release signed by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairperson for the Convention Lion Oluomo Sunday Akere and made available to newsmen, the Convention is an opportunity for members of the humanitarian organization to come together and review activities and achievements of the association in the various locality.

Lions Clubs International was formed in 1917 in Illinois, Chicago, USA by Lion Melvin Jones and today the association has about 48,000 clubs with over 1.4million members in 200 countries of the world. The association was brought to Nigeria in 1964 by Lion Doyen Akintola Williams the renowned Accountant with the establishment of Multiple District 404 Nigeria that has four distinct District A1, A2, B1 and B2.

The District 404B2 is headed by the District Governor Lion Aare Lekan Owolabi MJF NLCF who will be leading Lions members from about Eighty Seven (87) clubs that cuts across ten (10) states of the federation to Osun State for the three days event. Some of the achievements of the association in Osun State include the Diabetes Screening and Treatment Center at General Hospital Ede, the Ophthalmology Eyes Screening and Treatment Center at Asubiaro State Hospital that was built at a cost of over $300,000.00 and several other interventions in towns and villages across the state.

The 9th District Convention starts on Thursday 26th with a press conference to be addressed by the District Governor Lion Aare Lekan Owolabi MJF NLCF at Aurora Event Center followed by visits to the Executive Governor Sen. Ademola Adeleke, media houses in town, Sports Competition between clubs and an all white Hospitality Night in the evening.

The Opening Session/First Plenary for the Convention which will hold on Friday 27th January, 2023 will be declared open by the Executive Governor Sen. Ademola Adeleke. Expected to be the Chairman at the Opening Ceremony is the former Governor of Osun State Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola while the Royal Father of the Day is HRM Oba Engr Hammed Adekunle Oyelude Makama Olowu of Owu-Kuta while Lion Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji will be the Guest Speaker. Other events lined up for the day are Jumat Service at Alekuwodo Mosque, Parade by all clubs from Osogbo Stadium to Freedom Park and Cultural Night at Aurora Event Center.

On Saturday 28th of January there will be visits to Ancient Monuments and Sites followed by Second Plenary Session, 3rd Cabinet Meeting for the year while the Banquet Night will round up activities for the Convention before departure on Sunday morning.

The LOC Chairperson Lion Oluomo Sunday Akere while welcoming the members of the association enjoined them to feel at home, relax and savour the hospitality and tourism opportunities available in Osun State.


Lion Oluomo Sunday Akere MJF NLCF
LOC Chairperson