February 6, 2023

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Rotary International Endorses LAAC Service Delivery Level, Bestows Award

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The Rotary Club of Ikeja District 9110, Lagos, Nigeria, has graciously recognized the patriotic zeal of the League of Aviation and Airports Correspondent Nigeria, LAAC-N, in discharging its onerous mandate of skillfully reporting events in the air transport industry and its ancillary sector with fairness and objectivity.

Explaining the rationale for the award and its intrinsic value, the Rotary Club of Ikeja District 9110 in its statement said the award is purely for Professional Excellence in Aviation Reportage as consistently exhibited in the reports that emanated from bonafide members of LAAC.

The award was part of the third investiture program of the district, which brought in Rotarian Eta Neji, in the saddle as the third President of the club.

While bestowing the award on the League, the brand new president reiterated that it is a well-known fact that Rotary stands for excellence and also promotes excellence and any excellent acts and deeds of anyone, corporate or individual, could easily be picked by Rotarian’s radar hence, the recognition bestowed on LAAC.

LEFT” Rtn Eta Neji, President, Rotary Club of Ikeja handing the award, Professional Excellence in Aviation Reportage, to Mr Olusegun Koiki, Chairman, League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, Nigeria, LAAC-N

Rtn Neji said that the contributions of LAAC members through accurate reportage and incisive analysis of the aviation industry had greatly contributed to whatever success story the industry could lay claim to.

He noted and rightly too, that no member of the league engaged in rabble-rousing or sensational reporting and added that such high standard of information dissemination “has impacted tremendously on the aviation industry not on the local terrain alone but globally”.

The president enthused, “the rotary club has also observed that the league has a crop of very professional journalists and this is why your reportage has been very wonderful and I know that the award is well-deserved.”

Receiving the award on behalf of the league, Olusegun Koiki, Chairman, LAAC lauded the Rotary Club of Ikeja Airport District 9110 for the recognition.

Third from right, Mr Olusegun Koiki, Chairman LAAC and all the Exco Members of LAAC, relishing the much-deserved award

He promised that the league as the fourth estate of the realm would continue to critique the aviation industry in order to entrench safety and security in the system.

On the programs and projects of the new president during his tenure, Neji said the beauty about the rotary was that when a new president is elected they had one year to understudy the incumbent to be able to come up with good programs before the inauguration.

He said for this year 2021/2022, he had mapped out seven areas of focus in rotary, which include Child Maternity Health, Education and Literacy Program.

Others are Water and Sanitation, Environmental Protection, Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Diseases and Prevention Treatment and Economic Empowerment programs.

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