By Maria Famakinwa
The wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Ayanwu-Akeredolu has inaugurated 2021 members of the State Summer Tennis Clinic.
The members include: the wife of the State Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluwaseun Aiyedatiwa as the Chairperson, and Mr. Lanre Famakinwa Vice Chairman.
Other members are Mr Sunday Oladeji, Member House of Assembly, Akure South, West Ogunmolasuyi, Member House of Assembly Owo constituency, Mr Folawe Sipasi Aluko, Executive Chairman Ese Odo Local Government, Sir Ogechukwu Emmanuel Odor, CEO Ceci supermarket, Akure, Mr Divine Ogbonnaya, CEO Divine Sports Management Company, Lagos.
Others are Mrs Morenike Alaka, former Senior Special Assistant, Ondo State, Mr Mayowa Sunday, Tennis Coach, Akure, Mr Philips Egbuwa, Tennis Coach Ibadan, Ms Oluwatobi Fadeni, Senior Special Assistant on Media, Ondo State, Mr Seun Betiku, Coordinator/Public Relations Officer and Mrs Pamela Elekwachi as the Secretary.
Whiile congratulating the executives, the First Lady commended them on their past achievements and charged them to work in unity for the collective goal.
Mrs. Akeredolu said that the event which could not hold last year due to coronavirus aimed at helping children between ages 4-13 actualised their talents.
“It is the responsibility of parents to give the children enabling environment to realize their dreams. We cannot continue to depend on government for everything, individual should also support to move the State forward.
Parents should be educated on the need to get their children prepared for the game.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the coordinator of the programme, Mr Seun Betiku, explained that the summer tennis clinic which was the soul idea of Arabinrin Akeredolu has helped to discover talents.
He appealed to parents to key into the programme which he said will go a long way to help their children in future.