April 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

Yoruba Tennis Club Holds Ramadan Lecture

…Cleric Tasks Leaders On Attention Courage And Trust

Foremost indigenous club, Yoruba Tennis Club at the weekend held its 2024 Ramadan Tasfir lecture with prayers and praises to Almighty Allah for witnessing the year alive and in sound health.

The event took place at Greetings Hall of the Club at Onikan, Lagos Island.

The Chairman, Yoruba Tennis Club,who also serves as the Chief Host, Bro. Olakunle Agbebi(SAN), welcome members and non-members to the event as he reminded guests that the Lecture is a yearly program of the Club.

He also gave  appreciation to God for making it possible for those in attendance to witness the event, which also coincides with Christian Lenten seasons too, which would no doubt enable members engage in series of prayers for our dear nation.

From Left: The Guest Lecturer, Imam Abdul Hakeem Lawal (Amir Ikhwan), Chairman, Yoruba Tennis Club, Bro Olakunle Agbebi (SAN) and his vice, Eng  Olawunmi Jasper MNI

“I believe with the two major fasting seasons, the Almighty will pour on us the spirit so that there would be peace and progress in our land”, Agbebi said.

In his lecture, the Guest Preacher, Imam Abdul Hakeem Lawal(Amir Ikhwan), charged leaders to be courageous,  have listening ears and be trustworthy irrespective of their religious, tribal and political affiliations.

Imam Lawal added that  it is only God that makes one a leader as everyone cannot become but affirmed that once God has declared and pronounced you a leader, you must be knowledgeable and have that wisdom expected of a leader.

He said as a leader, that knowledge would help to serve,  just as he added that he(the leader) must be able to take decision and abide by same either favourable or otherwise.

“Allow people to advise you because no matter how good you are, you must have advisers among your members that can give you constructive opinion and if you listen to them, it will guide you”, Imam Lawal said.

The cleric also declared that any good leader must be trustworthy because according to him ” Leadership is  trust, and it can make or mar you. Same reason  you must ensure that anything entrusted to you is safe. Not that they would bring like 100 items for members to share and you want to use veto power that after all I am the leader, at least 50 of the items should be mine, no, first of all allow them share the things among members before taking your share-that is leadership”, Imam Lawal said.

The highpoint of the event was the offering of special national prayers for the socio-economic, as well as the security challenges facing the country and noting the need for enhanced peace, progress and development of Nigeria

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