Rosabel GMD Honoured with Rotary Achievers Award
By Abutu Agada
In recognition of his many humanitarian and philanthropic gestures, the Group Managing Director of Rosabel, Ayo Oluwatosin has been awarded the Rotary Achievers Award by the Ojodu Rotary Club at the Rotary Global Awards and Fund Raising ceremony held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, recently.
In his welcome address, the awards Committee chairman, Okechukwu Uche-Ukah explained that Rotarians are problem solvers who come together to make positive and lasting change in various communities around the world. “Rotary through it members (Rotarians) have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take actions on sustainable projects including promoting peace and resolving conflicts, fighting diseases, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene; saving mothers and children; promoting education and literacy, and supporting community development and economic empowerment, especially for women”, he said.
Achieving these is possible through Rotary’s guiding principles which have formed the foundation values of the organization and includes service, fellowship, integrity, diversity and leadership. These principles are upheld by the club’s awardees. “This programme affords us the opportunity to appreciate and honour some Nigerians who have contributed in making our society better”, he concluded.
In his speech, the President of the Rotary club of Oregun, Kellynjude Anyanwu had this to say: “Today, as we recognize great individuals who have shown strong commitment in addressing some of our social problems, whose professional careers have impacted on the lives of many, who have gone beyond the call of duty to bring comfort to the poor, hope to the hopeless, education to the poor, individuals who have in various ways carried out activities that addressed some of our social challenges in a way that connotes the embodiments of Rotary, join us to appreciate them as they deserve nothing less than being honoured for the paths they have towed in life.
In his reaction, Oluwatosin expressed his appreciations for the award. He said that the award will go a long way in spurring him on to continue in his chosen path of philanthropy and promoting humanity. “I feel humbled by this gesture. It is an acknowledgement by the Rotary that in some ways I have been using principles and standards that are in tandem with their four wheel principles. This will spur me to do more”.
Other awardees at the ceremony include Lead Consultant, OMP Consult, Olakanmi Amoo-Onidundu, CEO, August Eye Security Sservices, Okhidievbi Oamien Roy, Anthony Onuigbo, Michael Adetunji Olasoji, CEO, Besheds Global Network Nigeria, Adams Mendeh Bosse and Kayode Egbetokun.
Oluwatosin has had over 25 years cognate experience in marketing communications. He was a past President of Media Independent Practitioners of Nigeria (MIPAN) and a member of Institute of Directors (IoD), among others.
He is also an active participant in the Terry & Associates initiatives, an NGO that promotes reading and education in Nigerian schools. He is also the President of Jacobs Media, a global platform for healing of nations.