He will serve as District Governor in the Rotary district 9141 from 2019 to 2020, along with Rotary International President, Mark Maloney of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, and Rotary International Vice President, Yinka Babalola, also of the Rotary Club of Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
This comes as Rotary International Vice President, Yinka Babalola, will be the first African to ever hold the post of Rotary International Vice President.
Babalola served as District Governor of the old Rotary District 9140 in 2011 to 2012, and was recognized as one of the top ten in the world of Rotary, out of over 550 during the year in which he served.
Globally, the Rotary year begins on July 1st every year, and District Governor Nze Anizor will be leading over 2,200 Rotarians in 63 clubs spread across Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Edo States.
Anizor, is a 1995 graduate of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, and also attended Okongwu Memorial Grammar School, Nnewi; and Christ the King College, Onitsha.
He has a long history of service, and served as the President of the Students’ Union of the University of Nigeria at Nsukka.
He is a former member of the Rotaract Club of University of Nigeria at Nsukka.
A Rotarian since 2000, he served as the President of the Rotary Club of Trans – Amadi, Port Harcourt in 2010/2011.
During his tenure, the club designed and initiated the Rotary Club of Trans – Amadi Spelling Bee, which has become her signature project and an annual event.
In 2003/04, deeply passionate about Rotary’s public image, Anizor participated in a global private initiative to refocus the public image policy of Rotary International, and was the only African who participated in the hugely successful project, which gave rise to the current public image campaign of Rotary International and her member clubs.
He has served as the Chairman of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) for Rivers/ Bayelsa states. In 2011, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Nigeria at Nsukka honoured him with an award as a ‘Pathfinder of the Veterinary Profession in Nigeria’.
Anizor has received many other awards for his service to humanity including: RI District 9140 Best Club President – 2010/2011; his club won RI District 9140 Best Club – 2010/2011 (the year he served as president); RI District 9140 Best Assistant Governor – 2013/2014.
He also holds the ‘Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation’; ‘Rotary International Club Builder award; ‘The Rotary Foundation District Service Award’; and ‘The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service’.
Every year, Rotary International announces a theme that will inspire Rotarians to think, act and serve with a particular focus and in a particular direction.
For the year 2019/20, Rotary International President Mark Maloney has picked the theme “Rotary Connects the World”. In keeping with this, DG Nze Anizor has also called on Rotarians in District 9141 to “Innovate as Rotary Connects the World”.