Share this on WhatsAppIt was a night of good testimony to a good conduct by golfers that gathered at the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) to celebrate a prominent member of the club, Otunba Abimbola Davis who marked his 63rd birthday on Tuesday. About 60 golfers participated in a weekly women’s kitty that was dedicated
It was a night of good testimony to a good conduct by golfers that gathered at the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) to celebrate a prominent member of the club, Otunba Abimbola Davis who marked his 63rd birthday on Tuesday.
About 60 golfers participated in a weekly women’s kitty that was dedicated and sponsored by the celebrant that was followed by a well attended dinner where golfers and friends spoke highly of the former Association for Better Nigeria (ABN) Points man.
The Captain of IGC, Ola Ibironke who led others in attesting to the good qualities of Davis described him as a complicated but extremely upright personality who usually goes extra mile to proof and justifies whatever course he believes in.
“If you don’t get close to Otunba Abimbola Davis, you might want to crucify him from afar, but getting close to him, you will discover a perfect gentleman with great benevolence spirit. He has done a lot to contribute to the development of IGC since he became a member”, Ibironke popularly known as Dudu Heritage noted.
Another golfer and playing mate of Davis, Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo who is also the Pioneer Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Local Government Staff Pensions Board, in his remark described the celebrant as an honest and upright person, the attribute he got to know while playing on the golf course with Davis.
“If Otunba tells you he played a certain number on the golf and you check, it will be correct, it is on a golf course that you can easily test someone’s integrity and Otunba Davis had always passed that. He’s an honest man but won’t mind going any mile to defend whatever he believes in, I pray he celebrates many years more”, Sodo, the former Oyo State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) noted.
Mary Okunola, the lady Captain of IGC in her remarks thanked Otunba Davis for always supporting activities of the Lady Section saying the celebrant is feminine gender friendly with the way he had supported the lady section.
“We cannot thank Otunba enough for all he had done for the lady section of this club, from my predecessors till date. He singlehandedly sponsored the establishment of Lady Captain’s office with furniture and gadgets to mention a few. May God continue to bless and strengthen him more”, said the lady captain.
The celebrant in his response thanked all that graced the event while describing golf as a game that used to create great bonds amongst players and it has greatly helped him both health-wise and socially.
“I am not a social person as most people believed, but IGC changed that. The people who are my family now are golfers, the jokes at the pavilion etc. I’m convinced I can’t find that elsewhere”, Davis reiterated.