Rotary Club Of Lagos Honours Contributors To Peace, Conflict Resolution
Left-Right: The President Rotary Club of Lagos. Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Abiodun Role, Baale Dr. Makinde Adesola, the award recipient for the outstanding conflict management award and Chief Kola Bajomo. Assistant Governor Rotary District 9110

By Olushola Okunlade

The Rotary Club of Lagos has awarded individuals whose unwavering commitment to peace and conflict resolution has made a significant impact in Lagos community.

In a gesture to mark the global observance of World Peace and Understanding Day, the club said it came to honour individuals whose unwavering commitment to peace has made a significant impact in our community.

The event was led by esteemed Rotarian Toki Mabogunje, who was the chairperson of the event. The Rotarian presented the annual Rotary Club of Lagos Peace Prizes Awards to the recipients.

According to the club, the awards, embedded in the principles of peace and understanding, underscored the club’s enduring dedication to promoting peacebuilding and conflict resolution at both local and global levels.

In a statement signed by the director of public image, Rotary Club of Lagos, Ifeoma Williams, the awards were presented to: Baale Dr. Makinde Adesola JP; Honorable Ibraheem Bakare Olawale; Mrs. Oluwadamilola Mercy Onabanjo, and Fatima Yerima Askira.

The statement reads, ‘‘Baale Dr. Makinde Adesola JP is a Justice of the Peace who has played a pivotal role in promoting inter-party relations and fostering religious harmony within Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area. Honorable Ibraheem Bakare Olawale is a selfless dedicated personnel to the Ifako Gbagada community who has left an indelible mark on the hearts of its residents. Also, Mrs. Oluwadamilola Mercy Onabanjo has made an outstanding contribution to public service as a Higher Law Enforcement Traffic Superintendent at the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has garnered widespread recognition, while Fatima Yerima Askira, the founder of the Borno Women Development Initiative (BOWDI), has been a steadfast advocate for peace in conflict-affected regions.

“As we navigate the complexities of our world, let us draw inspiration from these remarkable individuals and unite in our collective pursuit of a brighter and more peaceful future for all.”


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