The maiden Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) table tennis tournament has commenced at the Ikoyi Club 1938.
The tournament which is in partnership with the Table Tennis Section of the Ikoyi Club 1938, was declared open on Monday, 2nd August 2021.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the tournament, EKEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, disclosed that the tournament is grouped into three categories of Premiership, Championship and Veteran.
He noted that the objective of the tournament is to promote the development of table tennis in Nigeria and encourage table tennis as a vital sport for physical fitness and mental wellness.
The Chairman of the Table Tennis Section, Ikoyi Club 1938, Engr. Soji Aladesuru who declared the tournament open, expressed his gratitude to the management of EKEDC for their strong commitment to giving back to the community, through different corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and intervention.
He added that the sponsorship of this maiden table tennis championship, is coming at a time when the promotion of indoor sports and activities has also become important in the light of COVID-19 pandemic. Aladesuru also appreciated members of staff of the Company, for the quality of the organisation and coordination.
The MD/CEO, Eko Electricity Distribution Company Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi while speaking at the opening ceremony of the tournament, expressed his delight at the organisation of the tournament. He appreciated members of the table tennis section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 for their cooperation and called for even more collaboration in the development of indoor sports in Nigeria.
Fadeyibi who is also one of the players at the tournament, on Monday qualified for the second round in the Championship category following his victory over S.Shaibu in the first round.
The opening ceremony was attended by members of the Ikoyi Club 1938, management, and staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company. The Company also provided a customer care helpdesk to attend to customers, resolve complaints and provide information on the EKEDC’s products and services.
The Tournament will end on Friday 6th August 2021 with presentation of trophy and prizes to the winners in each of the four main categories.