Wale Mogaji, Omodele Ibrahim, Bayo Apena Celebrates Philanthropy, Unity as Yusuf Yunus Becomes President of Club Seventies Epe.

Kakalistiq.com reports that the spirit of philanthropy and community cohesion was palpable as Yusuf Yunus was inaugurated as the President of Club Seventies Epe on Saturday, June 29, 2024. The event, held at the Club House in Epe, was a testament to the club’s enduring commitment to unity and charitable service.

President Yusuf Yunus

In his address, Chairman of the Day, High Chief Wale Mogaji, the Otun-Balogun of Epe Kingdom lauded the club’s legacy, stating, “For over two decades, Club Seventies has been a beacon of unity and peaceful coexistence in our community. Your spirit of giving back has strengthened the bonds among us and made a lasting impact on Epe.”

High Chief Wale Mogaji

Barr. Omodele Ibrahim, the Alakoso of Epe Kingdom and Club Patron, in a phone interview, echoed these sentiments, adding, “The club’s dedication to philanthropy has been unwavering. It’s through our collective efforts that we’ve been able to maintain such a harmonious and supportive environment.”

Barrister Omodele Ibrahim

Hon. Bayo Apena, the Club’s Adviser highlighted the club’s mission, saying, “Our commitment to service and community welfare has been the cornerstone of our success. This club’s unity and charitable deeds are what set us apart and inspire others to join our cause.”

Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State, could barely contain his enthusiasm at the emergence of Alhaji Yusuf Yunus as President of Club Seventies Epe. He noted that Alhaji Yunus, who also serves as the Chapel Chairman of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has always demonstrated exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication to service. “His election is a testament to his doggedness and commitment to humanity. He is a man of foresight and a collaborative spirit, equipped with the vision and skills needed to elevate Club Seventies Epe to unparalleled heights, making it a model for others to aspire to,” he stated.

In his inaugural speech, the newly elected President Yusuf Yunus expressed profound gratitude and a vision for the future. Yunus praised the outgoing President, MD Adelaja Nojeem Hassan, for his leadership and dedication. While he acknowledged the significant contributions of the club’s founders and members, Yunus outlined his vision for the club, focusing on community service, member welfare, and fostering a culture of inclusion.
President Yusuf Yunus


He pledged to uphold the club’s traditions and work towards its continued growth and impact saying, “We shall develop a club project to promote our fundraising activities and work with all past presidents and members to accomplish great projects. My passion is primarily for the welfare of members and the downtrodden in our community.”

MD Adelaja Nojeem Hassan

Outgoing President MD Adelaja Nojeem Hassan delivered a heartfelt farewell statement, reflecting on his tenure and the future of Club Seventies Epe. He averred that serving as President has been one of the greatest honours of his life, adding that together, they have achieved remarkable milestones and strengthened community bonds. “I am confident that under the leadership of Yusuf Yunus, our club will continue to thrive and uphold the values we cherish. Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment,” he stated.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. Kadri Shamsideen, also addressed the gathering, emphasizing the significance of the transition. He noted that a new chapter in the history of the Club was in place having led the dissolution of the old executive committee and welcoming the new, ensuring the club’s continued growth and unity.

MD Kadri Shamsideen

With the community’s support and a clear vision, Yusuf Yunus and his administration are set to lead Club Seventies Epe into a future of continued service, unity, and impact.


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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