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Encourage Your Wards In Sporting Activities For Better Tomorrow , Says Akeredolu


By Temitope Adedeji, Akure

The wife of Ondo state governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu has been commended for taking part in sporting development in the state and the country at large for the young and upcoming stars.

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, made the assertion on Saturday for her initiatives that led to an annual Ondo state Summer Tennis Clinic.

The Summer Tennis Clinic has turned out to be an annual sporting event aimed at grooming future champions and this year’s edition is the 4th of its kind.

Aiyedatiwa, who urged the parents to encourage their children in building a  career through the Arabirin’s Ondo Summer Tennis Clinic.

Speaking at the Closing Ceremony of the 2021 4th Ondo State Summer Tennis Clinic, held at Akure Recreational Club Tennis Court, Oke-Eda, Akure, Hon Aiyedatiwa said there was a need for parents in state to support their kids who have benefited from the Tennis not be relent in doing more through positive encouragement.

The founder of Ondo State Summer Tennis Clinic, and wife of the governor, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, commended the 2021 Ondo State Summer Tennis Clinic Management Committee headed by the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluwaseun Aiyedatiwa for organizing a memorable sporting event that the event has already started bringing out results across boards.

The wife of the Governor, therefore,  called on all well-meaning Nigerians in the state to sustain the vision by supporting the Tennis Clinic as demonstrated by Elder Teni Faromoju, explaining that the Summer Tennis Club had taken many children off the streets to become state and regional Tennis champions.

She specifically expressed appreciation that more children are having their lives turning around positively particularly those from broken homes.

While seeking the supports of wealthy individuals and other corporate bodies, Mrs. Akeredolu said every well-meaning Ondo state must take the ownership of the Tennis Clinic as it has come to stay.

The First Lady while inaugurating the committee said that “the challenge has remained funding. One could have thought getting children to participate will be a problem but that is not so.

“Most of these kids are children from impoverished homes, who are looking for avenues to excel. It is not all about money. You can gift us rackets and tennis ball which are all imported.”

In a welcome address, the Chairperson of the 2021 Ondo State Summer Tennis Clinic Management Committee and wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluwaseun Aiyedatiwa, represented by Mrs Morenike Alaka, thanked the First Lady for the confidence reposed in her and members of the committee to put together a befitting 4th tennis clinic.

Mrs Aiyedatiwa noted that trainees at the tennis clinic were carefully selected and expressed optimism that they would be trained stardom.

On his part, the Chairman of the Closing Ceremony, Elder Teni Faromoju, commended the unprecedented impacts of Mrs Betty Akeredolu on children, womenfolk and the less privileged in the state and beyond through various initiatives such as BEMORE Summer Boot Camp, BRECAN and Summer Tennis Clinic

One of the highlights of the closing ceremony included; Tennis Exhibition Match between the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, and the First Lady of Ondo State, Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

Other members of the newly inaugurated committee include Mr. Lanre Famakinwa as vice chairman, Hon. Sunday Oladeji, Hon. West Ogunmolasuyi, Hon. Folawe Sipasi Aluko, Sir Ogechukwu Emmanuel Odor, CEO Cecil, Mr. Alex Uka, Special Assitant to Mr. Governor on Special Duties, Mr. Divine Ogbonnaya CEO Divine Sports Management, Mr. Mayowa Sunday, Tennis Coach, Akure. Mr Philip Egbuwa, Tennis Coach Ibadan; Ms. Tobi Fademi, Senior Special Assistant to Mr. Governor on Media as members just as Mr Seun Betiku and Mrs. Pamela Elekwachi are appointed as Coordinator and Secretary respectively.






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