Rotary International Zone 20A will hold the 2018 edition of its annual Institute in Lagos, Nigeria from September 10 to 15, 2018.
Briefing journalists on the preparation for the Institute, the Chairman, International Organising Committee of the Institute, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole said about one thousand Rotarians from 15 districts are being expected to attend this year’s edition which holds at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event with the theme; “Inspiring the future”, is the first Rotary International Programme of that magnitude to be hosted in Nigeria.
Olawale-Cole said the Rotary Institute is an annual informational meeting, to be attended by past, present and incoming officers of Rotary International and other Rotarians and guests invited by the convener.
According to him, officers of the Institute and organising committee are poised to deliver a superb programme which will remain in the memories of Rotarians and partners of Rotary for a long time to come, especially in terms of quality of speakers, presentations, accommodation, logistics and attendance.
Reflecting on the projected cost of the Institute, which was put at N300 million, Olawale-Cole said Rotary is soliciting for sponsorship from well-meaning organisations, government and individuals in order to make the programme a success.
Rotary International Zone 20A covers all Rotary Clubs and Districts in African countries while the 2018 Institute is to be hosted by the four Districts in Nigeria, namely 9110, 9141, 9142 and 9125.
The Institute Convener is Rotary International Director-Elect, Yinka Babalola, members of the organising committee are Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole (chairman), Obafunso Ogunkeye (Co-Chair), Ijeoma Okoro (co-chair), otunba Bola Onabadejo (Secretary), Sola Oyetayo (Treasurer) Dr. Kamoru Omotoso (Host Organising Committee Chair) and Dr Adewale Ogunbadejo (host organising committee vice-chair).
About one thousand Rotarians and guests are expected to be in attendance.