On Monday, 13th January, 2020, the Management of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos commissioned the Multipurpose Court renovated by the KB Klub. The court was donated to the College on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary held on 17th August, 2019.
The Provost, Professor F.E.A. Lesi who was ably represented by the Deputy Provost, Professor S.R.A. Akinbo conveyed the appreciation of the management, staff and students to the KB Klub of which he is a Life member. He praised Professor Oladapo Ashiru, OFR for his selfless contributions to the College and also appreciated him for his role as one of the founding fathers and the first President of the club. The Deputy Provost emphasized the need for the court be put to good use and told the Architect to prepare a proposal for the maintenance of the court and forward it through the KB Klub to the Management.
Professor Ashiru was delighted that the court was renovated. He added that: “Institutions are blessed with new structures but maintenance is always a stumbling block”. He, therefore, advised the Management to set up a sports maintenance office to keep the facility secured and monitor the maintenance of the court. He said the KB Klub will earmark N240,000 per year for the maintenance of the court.
The Architect, Mr. Fashina Adeleke gave an overview of the multipurpose court. He explained that the court was meant for games such as Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Volleyball and 5-Aside football. He spoke about the multi acrylic painting used for the court. He indicated that the area demarcated white is for basketball, yellow is for Volleyball, inner grey is for lawn tennis and the outer part is for the 5-Aside football game.
Mr. O.A. Obafemi-Moses in his vote of thanks appreciated the KB Klub and Professor Ashiru for thier continual support to the College. Also, the KB Klub immediate past president, Mr. Ekpe-Iko Hodovai Samuel and current President Mr. Aluko Oluwabusayo expressed their happiness at the completion of the project. Others present at the commissioning include Mr. S.A. Akinade (Director of Finance), Engineer. N.I. Sobande (Director of Engineering) and Dr. Olamijulo (Life KBite).