The Multiple District 404 Nigeria of the International Association of Lions Clubs, has announced the election of Past District Governor Olumuyiwa Tokunbo Jegede as the Multiple District Council Chairman for the 2020-2021 Lions Fiscal year.
By this election, Lion Olumuyiwa Jegede assumes office as the Number 1 Lion and Leader of all Lions Clubs and members in Nigeria for 1 year effective from July 1 2020.
Lion Jegede was the Pioneer District Governor of Lions Clubs, District 404 A1, in the 2013-2014 Lions year and was the first Lions District Governor to hold office from the clubs in the old Ondo/Ekiti States axis.
Lion Olumuyiwa Jegede, who is equally the Pioneer and Immediate Past GM/CEO of Ondo State Government Owned Orange 94.5 FM Radio Station, Akure, is a pioneer /Charter member of Akure Owena Lions Club and has held numerous appointments in the hierarchy of the Lions Clubs in Nigeria since he joined the association 34 years ago. His sojourn and activities in the Lions Club has taken him to many continents of the world for conferences, conventions and various fora.
Lions Clubs International, founded in 1917 in Illinois, USA, is the world’s largest non-governmental service organization parading membership strength of over 1.4 million spread out in 108 countries and geographical locations and comprising over 46,000 clubs of which about 320 are domiciled in Nigeria.
The association has in its over 50 years existence in Nigeria impacted various communities with programmes and projects few of which include:
Motherless Babies Home, Lekki. Sagamu Expressway Accident Clinic. Cancer Treatment Center at LUTH, Lagos. Eye Comprehensive Center in Osogbo and other Specialist hospital projects in LASUTH, Ede, Abuja, etc. A Dialysis Treatment complex has just been completed in the UNIMED, Akure and handed over to the Ondo State Government.
Further, various communities without portable water have benefitted from the largesse of the Association, ditto for pupils and students in public schools who lacked basic school needs.
Summarily, Lions Clubs all over the world engage in six (6) Cardinal intervention programmes to impact the lives of the less-privileged. These are sight preservation and awareness, hunger relief, pediatric Cancer, Environmental degradation, Measles Initiatives and Diabetes Awareness.