Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has named Bar Leader and former 1st Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch as the new Chairman of the board of Lagos State Badminton Association.

In a letter dated 8th March, 2021 and made available to CITY LAWYER, it was noted that Duru’s appointment was “as a result of your keen interest and contributions to sports development as well as selfless service to humanity and sterling achievements in your chosen field. We believe and expect these qualities will be fully brought to bear in your role as a Board Member.

The letter which was signed by the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku added that “By this appointment, members of the board are expected to work assiduously for the transformation of the Association in line with the Lagos State Sports Commission’s Vision of building ‘The foundation for a sustainable vibrant industry’ and Mission ‘To make Lagos the leading sports destination in Africa.’

Also appointed as board members are Mr. Abiodun Akinyemi (Vice Chairman), Mr. Lekan Abdul, Mr. Bayo Haastrup, Alhaja Rekia Zubair and Mrs. Bukky George. The board members were sworn in on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos and have since assumed duties.

An avid badminton enthusiast and player, Duru was the Chairman of the Badminton Section of Ikoyi Club 1938.

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