Newly elected President of the Lagos Country Club, Tajudeen Adegboyega Akande, has pledged to take the club to the next level following his victory in their election held last Friday.
Formerly a three-term chairman of Table Tennis section in the Lagos Country Club, Mr Akande saw off the challenge of former Vice president of the Club, Telesfore Trombi, to emerge victorious in a landslide, besting his opponent by 417 to 172 votes.
Speaking to club members in his acceptance speech, a visibly excited Akande, who said he was accepting their mandate with humility and a deep sense of responsibility, thanked members of the premier family club in Nigeria for the trust and confidence deposed in him, while vowing to give nothing short of his best in his bid to move the club to higher heights.
“This victory is a victory for Lagos Country Club, a victory for quality service and a victory for taking the club to the next level.
The work has just begun and I have no doubt in my mind of the enormity of the work that has to be done,” said Mr Akande who will serve a one-year but twice renewable term.
“The level of support I have gotten is a challenge and I want to assure that I will live up to the challenge and I’ll serve to the best of my ability,” he concluded.
Lagos Country Club has over the years grown to be regarded as one of the top social, recreational and sporting clubs in Nigeria with over 12,000 members, with membership cutting across nationalities, tribes and multi-cultures.