The Abeokuta Sports Club has disclosed plans to unveil its maiden permanent development programme for the club.
The new President of the Club, Mr Sola Egbesola, told the Alake, the Club’s Grand Patron on Friday 29 July, 2021, saying that the activities of the club must be a continuum.
President Sola Egbesola explained that without a continuum administration, at best the club would be a disjointed and uncoordinated development which might stunt rapid growth.
President Egbesola informed the Alake that his administration intended to make the Club truly cosmopolitan, such that it would be financially stable, adding that his leadership had decided not to be a beggar Club.
He lauded Sir Kensington Adebutu, a Patron of the Club for his enduring patronage for the ongoing construction of the 1,000 – 1,500 seater Hall, which is 35% done.
He reiterated that the Club planned to make the Hall the best in the environment, praying that the Alake, Oba Gbadebo would commission the edifice soon.
President Egbesola also appealed to Oba Gbadebo to help organize members in Diaspora.
The Club would need more assistance from the Alake to introduce more worthy Egba sons into the Club, promising to leave the Club better than they met it.
In his response, the Alake congratulated the Club for living up to his expectation.
The Egba Apex Monarch noted that the 1,500 Seater Hall, would add value to the strive of the Abeokuta Club to be self-sufficient, viable and be in the position to fulfill the aspiration of the current Exco to cater for many developments.
The Grand Patron observed with satisfaction that the Club was luckier in terms of seamless electoral process and change of leadership which he said was always tough and energy sapping.
He added that the case of Boat Club was its exclusivity of fixed membership number and would only take new member at the demise of current members.
Oba Gbadebo promised to thank his friend and proverbial philanthropist, Sir Kensington Adebutu for his gesture in building 1,500 seater hall for the Club, while at the same time encouraging patriotic Egba sons and daughters to subscribe to the Club.
He wished and prayed that the current Executive, under the leadership of Mr Sola Egbesola would be a model to other administrations to come.
The Alake urged the new President’s team, which he described as star studded, to be their brothers’ keepers by assisting them to move up business and social wise, adding that this was the essence of clubbing all over the world.
The 15-man Executive Committee members that paid courtesy visit to the Alake, included, Mr. Babatunde Senkale Vice President; Mr Yinusa Jamiu Ajani General Secretary; Olootu Babatunde Adeshina, Asst General Secretary; Mr. Akintayo Sunmonu
Treasurer; Mr Oluyemi Oyebefun
Financial Secretary; Mr Lookman Akinlade; Maintenance Secretary; Chief Ayo Olusanya Bar Secretary; Alh OlaSheu Adebayo Welfare/ Catering Secretary; Mr Kehinde Ijaola, Sports Secretary; Engr. Adewale Oguntunde and Social/ Publicity Secretary
Others in the entourage of the President were Chief Chris Soetan(Chairman Transparency Campaign Committee TCC), Comrade Ayo Adelugba- Agba Social, (VC Campaign Committee and immediate past secretary welfare and catering committee)
Alhaji Fatai Fatola(Treasurer TCC), and Chief Soji Ogunyemi( Past Vice President of the Club)
Egba High Chiefs at the occasion were Aare Ganiyu Babayeju, Bantun Kehinde Sofenwa, Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode, Aare Bobagunwa Victor Abiodun and Bada Asoju Oba Oluwole Odekunle.