UIAA Lagos holds ‘the great re-union’ meet
The University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Lagos branch has concluded arrangements for its forthcoming event tagged, The Great-Re-Union, which is part of activities lined-up for the UIAA National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos.
The event in itself is meant to gather alumni across different generations especially those staying and doing business in Lagos under one roof to discuss, network, celebrate, unwind and learn from the elders of the association.
The Great Re-Union tagged ‘EKO 2017, is scheduled for Friday, August 25 at the Island Club. According to the chapter chairman, Mr. Odugbemi Sina, “we intend to use event to unveil the plan to repositioning UIAA Lagos branch to the service level established by the older generation, which impacted University of Ibadan as a citadel of learning and to equally have opportunity of tapping from the reservoir and wealth of knowledge of those Elder Alumnus who have contributed immensely to the association, University of Ibadan and Nigeria as a whole.”
Some of the activities planned for the event include, keynote address on the theme – The Imperative of Alumni Associations in Social and Educational Development by Prof. T.G.O Gbadamosi (An Erudite Scholar), Unveiling of the 3D of UIAA Lagos Dream (Secretariat/House), Awards & Investiture into UIAA Lagos Hall of Honour, Elders Nite Out, music and comedy performance. Mr. Tunji Sotimirin and Gbenga Windapo will anchor the event.
According to the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Mr. Stephen Alayande, “this event is an opportunity for us to bring together UITES in Lagos to re-emphasize the importance of belonging and becoming active in the association, then, ultimately play their role in advancing the cause of the University of Ibadan and the nation as a whole. The event will be used to celebrate some selected UITES/individuals and companies who are doing exploits in their chosen fields/careers and importantly those who have over the years contributed immensely to the cause/progress of the UIAA Lagos as a whole.”
Some of the dignitaries expected at the event are, Dr. M.O Omolayole, Elder F.A.O Ohiwerei, Prof. Duro Oni, Chief Jibola Ogunsola, Sir Remi Omotoso, Dr. Emene Johnson Jessa, Mr. Victor Famuyibo, Dr. Chris Asoluka, Sir. Kayode Otitoju, Mr. Tunji Bello, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye, Hon. Jimoh Muyiwa, Jahman Anikulapo, Ifedayo Olarinde (Freeze), Dr. Sola Fosudo etc.
The event is supported by Nigeria Breweries, Zmirage Multimedia Limited, Eagles House Global Resources, Grand Oak Nigeria Limited, Guinness Nigeria and Tangalo Nigeria Ltd.