Rotary Club Honours Adelusi-Adeluyi, Names Secretariat after Him



Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi with Rotarians and associates at the ceremony.

It was a gracious gathering of well-wishers and distinguished Rotarians in what can be described as one of the most auspicious and iconic honours ever bestowed on one of their own, as District 9110, comprising of all the Rotary Club districts in Lagos and Ogun States, celebrated the invaluable contributions of foremost pharmacist, lawyer and pilot, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi to the organisation by naming the Lagos District Secretariat after him.

Rotary Club Honours Adelusi-Adeluyi, Names Secretariat after Him
Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi with wife, Julia, standing beside the portrait statue made after him.

The well-attended event, which took place at the Rotary House, Ladoke Akintola Street, GRA, Ikeja, on Friday, 9 December, 2022, witnessed the presence of distinguished Nigerians, captains of Industry and fellow pharmacists, among whom were Pharm.(Sir) Ike Onyechi, MD of Alpha Pharmacy & Stores; Prof. Lere Baale,  CEO, Business School Netherlands (BSN) as well as Pharm. Calixthus Okoruwa, award-winning Public Relations guru and MD of XLR8.

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Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi (middle) flanked by Pharm.(Sir) Ike Onyechi, MD of Alpha Pharmacy & Stores (left): Prof. Lere Baale,  CEO, Business School Netherlands(left); Calixthus Okoruwa, MD of XLR8 (right) and another associate (left) at the event.

Unveiling the building, amidst pomp and pageantry, Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi, thanked God for the honour while appreciating all Rotarians, especially the Lagos District 9110 for finding him worthy of the honour and recognition.

Speaking to Pharmanewsonline, the former Minister of Health said: “I must give gratitude to God. This honour fills me with a sense of humility. Rotarians are a special class of people who are very objective, who stand for service. It is a service-oriented organisation which tries to help the community in very many ways, spending millions without counting the cost. They have this National Secretariat here. For it to be named after me, what shall I say? I thank God first and the leaders of Rotary Club who found me deserving”.

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Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, unveiling the Rotary Secretariat named after him.

In a congratulatory message also made available to Pharmanewsonline, one of Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi’s associates and bosom friend, Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, publisher, Pharmanews, extolled the octogenarian’s leadership virtues while praying God to imbue him with more wisdom and strength, as he continues to mentor emerging leaders, while also fulfilling his divine assignment.

“The unveiling of the JULIUS ADELUSI-ADELUYI HOUSE at the Rotary Centre today, in GRA Ikeja, Lagos, marks the climax of Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi’s recognition and honour for his lifetime contributions to Rotary Club. As the first District Governor, District 9110 in the eighties, he has consistently maintained his leadership role. He has mentored hundreds of influential Rotarians and built his life on the Rotary 4-Wat Test.

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“This honour of today has permanently placed his name in the annals of history of Rotary Club in and outside Nigeria. I pray that God will continue to sustain him with His wisdom and strength to fulfil his divine assignments. I also sincerely appreciate his wife, Julia for remaining firmly beside him,” said Atueyi.

The event also witnessed a scintillating Christmas Carols session, as rotarians radiated the spirit of the forthcoming commemoration of Jesus Christ’s birthday.



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