Group Managing Director/CEO, UAC of Nigeria Plc, Larry Ettah, has been re-elected as the chairman of O’Trafford Squash Club, Ikoyi.
Ettah was returned unopposed to the office he has held for the last twelve months at the second Annual General Meeting of the club.
Also re-elected at the AGM were Hakeem Oyeneyin (Vice Chairman) and Cyril Ayemere (Secretary). The new officers joining the governing board include Remi Adeseun (Treasurer); Tunji Olaniyi ( Social Secretary); Taye Ige (Director of Publicity) and Biyi Mabadeje (Captain). All the officers were elected unopposed.
In his address, Ettah thanked the out-gone governing board for its pioneering role which put the club on a sound footing for its activities.
He lauded the former Captain, Sope Robert, for giving the club character and inaugurating the ladder and ensuring effective administration of the ladder which is meant for ranking players.
He also commended the former treasurer, Joseph Ijie for keeping the books of the club in such a transparent manner.
He expressed appreciation to all the members of the club for the opportunity given him to serve again and promised not to disappoint them.
“Giving me the opportunity to serve for the second time is an expression of the confidence you have in my ability. I will give my best not to fail you,” Ettah said.
He attributed his modest achievements during his first term in office to the unalloyed support of the governing board members who worked tirelessly in maintaining the ideals of the club and making it a force to reckon with in the country’s squash fraternity.
He committed himself to leading his team in improving on the achievements of the past one year and urged other members of the governing board not to rest on their oars in order to bequeath a worthy legacy to the succeeding generation.
While swearing in the new governing board members, Akinwunmi Akintola, maintained that Ettah’s re-election as the chairman was in appreciation of the quality of the leadership he gave during his first tenure.
He congratulated members of the club for making it one of the foremost clubs in Nigeria.
The first set of the governing board was elected for a renewable term of one year, while the new governing board was elected for a renewable term of two years.
The AGM ended with socials attended by invited clubs from Lagos including Apapa Club, Ikoyi Club, Unilag Staff Club and Lagos Country Club.
O’Trafford Squash Club is a melting pot of high-flying professionals where members engage in rigorous matches at weekends. Its members have won laurels during invitational tournaments across Nigeria. Major competitions on its calendar well attended by squash players include LEE Squash Championship and Satek Squash Series among others.