Osinbajo extols Ikeja Golf Club for supporting communities
Osinbanjo gave the commendation while speaking as the special guest of honour at the 50th anniversary gala night of the club at the weekend.
The Vice President said all members of the club and its leadership deserve praise for what they have done over the last 50 years, adding that the club is stable and is the world’s friendliest golf club. The anniversary had as theme “Half a Century of Growing Friendships through Golf”.
Osinbajo urged the society’s elite class to take a cue from Ikeja Golf Club’s support for the community by contributing to the development of their respective communities in other to ensure eradication of poverty through education.
Speaking at the event, the Club captain, Mr Bola Temowo, praised all past and present members of the club. He also thanked the Vice President and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, who was represented by Dr. Kweku Tandoh, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, for their presence.
Temowo explained that the club is desirous of expanding and creating another entrance to its grounds, a situation to that has led to friction with its neighbours.
He appealed to the Vice President and Governor to assist in making the dream of expansion realisable. The club awarded the title of “Honorary Member” to the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Tandoh said the Governor Ambode has been very supportive of the club and will continue to support its development. He also stated that the desire of the club for expansion will be communicated to the governor.
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