The Benin Club has perfected plans to build an International Badminton Court in Benin City to be named after the Matriarch of the House of Igbinedion, Lady Cherry Igbinedion.
This was disclosed by the President of the Benin Club, Engineer Ade Edeki when he led other Board Members of the club on a courtesy visit to the Esama of Benin Sir Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion.
Pius Nsogho reports that the group also discussed areas of collaboration with Okada Group of Companies.
President of Benin club Engineer Ade Edeki said they were at the palatial Garden of Eden to intimate the Esama of Benin about the activities of Benin club.
Engineer Edeki noted that the club which was started in 1931 has grown in hips and bounds. He revealed the plan by the Benin club to honour the Esama of Benin for his contributions towards the development of the club as accordingly to him a badmintion court of International standard with be burld whose International tournament will be held.
He said the club also intends to host all Nigeria often tournament to honour of the Esama of Benin on his next birthday.
The Esama of Benin Sir, Chief, Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion who expressed gratitude for the visit assured them that he will always support their programs and developmental efforts.
In an interview, the president of Benin club, Engineer Ade Edeki and other board members eulogized the Esama of Benin whom they said has always displayed a rare bit of hospitality.
The club started in 1931 as elite club but the name was later changed to Benin club in 1964.