More content and personalities have been revealed as part of the forthcoming event tagged THE GREAT-RE-UNION & ELDERS NITE “EKO 2017″ which is put together by the leadership of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Lagos Branch.
The event which is principally meant to bring together the Alumnus of the Premier University, the University of Ibadan is designed to Connect The ANCIENTS, The MEDIEVALS and The MODERN (representing different Generations) especially those staying and doing business in Lagos. It is meant to afford participants a convivial environment 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 25th, August, 2017 at the Island Club, No 3, Island Club Road, Onikan, Lagos with red carpet & cock-tail starting by 5.00pm.
Confirmed to attend the much hyped event is the Founding Chairman UIAA, Lagos State Branch & 1948 (Ancient set) who doubles as the father of the day, Chief (Dr.)M.O Omolayole, Special Guest of Honour is Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka (University of Ibadan Vice Chancellor) and Chairman of the occasion is Elder (Dr.) F.A.O Ohiwerei. Other guests of honour are Mr. Tunji Bello (Secretary to the State Goverment, Lagos State), Alhaja Mosun Belo- Olusoga (Chairperson, Access Bank Plc), Mr. Olukayode Pitan (MD, Bank of Industry), Prof. Olatunji Abanikanda (LASU), Dr. Chris Asoluka (Maritime Guru), Sir. Kayode Otitoju (UIAA Lagos EX-Chairman), Dr. Emene Johnson (Medical Practitioner), Dr. Kemi Emina (National President, UIAA) amongst many other important dignitaries.
The present leadership of the UIAA Lagos under the Chairmanship of Mr. Odugbemi Sina has further emphasized and underscore the importance of the event as he was quoted” we are fulfilled to have taken this giant step of bringing different generations together as this will go a long way to help bring to the fore once again the importance and roles of Alumni Association globally with specific reference to citadel of learning in Nigeria and University of Ibadan in particular” he posited.
It is a nite full of pot-pourri of activities, hence, we are inviting all UITES in Lagos across generations to be part of this” he posited.
Part of the activities lined up for the nite includes Keynote Address on the theme – The Imperative of Alumni Associations in Social and Educational Development, Unveiling of the 3D of UIAA Lagos Dream (Secretariat/House), Awards & Investiture into UIAA Lagos Hall of Honour, Elders Nite Out, music & comedy performance etc The event will be anchored by Mr. Tunji Sotimirin and Gbenga Windapo while performances will be from Black Image Theatre Group, Police Band, Kankere Band, Roy and his Afro-Beat Band etc
In the word of the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Mr. Alayande Stephen T. , he said ” the idea is to have opportunity of networking, discussing, unwinding, learning, un-learning and re-learning some of the things we thought we already know. It is going to be a beautiful nite with a lot of glamour, red carpet paparrazi, media hype etc. I can’t particularly wait for the Nostalgic Session where the Generation Next Meets the Medieval & Ancients amongst other interesting highlights. We can only mobilize as many Alumnus of the Great University of Ibadan operating within the Lagos space to be part of this life time opportunity”‘ he averred.
Some of other dignitaries that are expected to be part of the event are Prof. Duro Oni, Chief Jibola Ogunsola, Alhaja Dawodu Khadijat Gbolahan, Mr. Victor Famuyibo, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye, Hon. Jimoh Muyiwa, Jahman Anikulapo, Ifedayo Olarinde(Freeze), Dr. Sola Fosudo, Adekunle Ayeni, Mr. Akinwunmi Lewis (Registrar, LASU), Mr. Toyin Ibitoye etc.
The event is proudly supported by Zmirage Multimedia Limited, Grand Oak Nigeria Limited, Nigeria Breweries while Media support is given by Guardian Newspaper, AIT, Total Recall Media Limited, Tangalo Nigeria Ltd, Black House Media, Complete Sports, Blackface Media, REEL E Magazine, SPLASH9JA, The Gong TV, Plus Place etc. The Event is managed by Eagles House Global Resources.
For: The Publicity Team