Epe Club Inducts New Members, Honors Leadership Brilliance in Grand Ceremony.

In a vibrant celebration of unity and growth, Kakalistiq.com reports that Engineer Rasheed Shabi, President of Epe Club and the lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Constituency II, led the induction of new members and honoured deserving leadership mavericks during the club’s Annual General Meeting and Public Lecture on Saturday, May 8, 2024.

Engr. Abdul-Rasheed Shabi

Speaking at the Club House in Epe, Shabi warmly acknowledged the presence of dignitaries and guests who had travelled far to attend the event. He extended heartfelt congratulations to the new inductees, highlighting their commitment to the club’s values of camaraderie, service, and excellence. “Your decision to join us places you on a path of rich legacy and dedication to service,” he noted.

Shabi emphasized the club’s founding principles, which include fostering unity, development, meaningful connections, and promoting social responsibility. “Over the years, we have built a vibrant community that not only enjoys social gatherings and events but also makes a positive impact through various initiatives and projects,” he said.

Addressing the new members, Shabi underscored the responsibilities that come with their induction. “The honour and privilege of membership carry duties and obligations,” he reminded them. “I encourage you to immerse yourselves in the life of this club by attending our events, making financial contributions, participating in projects, and bringing your unique perspectives and talents to the table.”

Highlighting the club’s strength in diversity and inclusivity, Shabi asserted that each member brings something special to the community, whether through professional expertise, creative ideas, or dedication to service. “Building a club that is enjoyable and enriching for its members, while also being a force for good in our wider community, is not only achievable but essential,” he stated.

He also reminded the gathering that membership in the Epe Club is not just about personal gain but also about giving back. “Our club has a proud history of philanthropic efforts,” he said. “As we move forward, I challenge each of you to find ways to contribute to our charitable endeavours, whether through volunteering, sharing skills, or leading new initiatives. Your individual contributions will help us achieve our mission.”

Looking to the future, Shabi expressed his optimism for continued shared experiences and achievements. “Let’s look forward to a future filled with shared experiences, mutual support, and remarkable achievements as we uphold the values and traditions of Epe Club,” he said. Noting the club’s upcoming 50th anniversary, he extended an advance invitation for support and participation in the celebrations.

The event featured goodwill messages from notable figures, including the Royal Father of the Day, the Abowa of Agbowa, HRM Oba Barr. Owolabi Momson; Chairman of the Day, Hon. Dr Tola Kasali, represented by Hon. Prince Bayo Balogun; Father of the Day and Chairman BOT Epe Club, Otunba Bola Odebiyi; Mother of the Day, Olori Mulikat Adewale; and Epe Ogunmodede Club President, Barrister Omodele Ibrahim.

The celebration reached its climax with musical performances by Queen Salawa Abeni and the presentation of awards to distinguished sons of Epe Division. Honorees included Hon. Prince Bayo Balogun (Rep. Ibeju-Lekki Federal Constituency), Rep. Wale Raji (Rep. Epe Federal Constituency), Dr. Abiodun Muritala (Accountant General of Lagos), Hon. Barrister Tokunbo Wahab (Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources), and Hon. Sesan Olowa (Ibeju-Lekki LG Chairman).

The new members inducted included Professor Bolanle Ogungbamila, Hon. Abiodun Ogunleye (Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources), Dr. Aiyeola Waliyu, Mr. Abdul-Kabir Ogungbo, Chief (Engr.) Oniga Muyideen, Alhaji Akeem Adegbenro, Mr. Raheem Adewale, Engr. Dr. Raheem Adebola, Mr. Afolabi Sanyaolu, and Mr. Sanyaolu Adisa, all to the delight of their family members and friends.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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