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Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele, the National President (Worldwide), University of Lagos Alumni Association has charged the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter on giving towards advancement of projects by the alumni.
The president gave the charge while been hosted by the UK Executives, at Busaba Ethai, London WC2E, on Sunday, 5th March, 2023.
While appreciating the UK chapter for hosting him, he solicited the support of the chapter to move the Alumni to greater heights, noting that there are lots of projects to be implemented, some of which are capital intensive.
“I want to thank the Chapter for hosting me at such a short notice. I encourage all to focus on giving which is not necessarily just monetary but that of time and care for others; and in due course, participation and involvement will snowball.
“There are lots of projects to be implemented, but most are capital intensive. They are at the planning stage and we are stil putting ideas together with the Vice Chancellor to have a working document/strategy,” he said.
He advised the Chapter to hold an annual event to bring every alumnus together in the UK. The Canada and North American branches could be invited, adding that he would be happy to attend the events.
Engr Oyedele further disclosed that the national website, which is undergoing changes, when completed, shall be interactive and all branches and chapters would be able to link theirs up with.
Earlier, the Chapter Chairman, Mr. Afolabi Phillips in his opening speech highlighted how the UK family has supported the university in delivering various programmes such as Scholarship awards to twenty-four best performing students in different departments and the water project initiative.
He also discussed the membership strength and the current numbers.
On his part, the Vice Chairman, Mr. Sam Onigbanjo explained how the UK Alumni can be an ecosystem for alumni relocating to the UK from Nigeria saying, “The UK family could support Alumni and point them in the right direction of settlement into the UK.”
Also in attendance were Akintoye Akinnosi, Mayowa Oluyede and Josephine Shode.
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