Demola Sanya re-elected Skal Club President


For his outstanding performance, Ademola Sanya has been re-elected President of Skal Club Lagos. Sanya was elected at the group’s Annual General Meeting, held in Lagos.

Also elected are Mrs. Bukola Rokosu as First Vice President and Mrs. Chinwe Efidi, as Second Vice President.

Other elected members are Noela Ifedirah as secretary, Emmanuella Inegbedion, Assistant Secretary; Akeem Adewole, Treasurer; Chudi Aligwekwe, Financial Secretary; Ezinne Esinnah, Publicity Secretary; Maryann Onuoha, Welfare Secretary; and Olayinka Dare, Assistant Welfare Secretary.

Skål International is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry.

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Demola Sanya

The Lagos club of Skal, which is a leading arm of the body, was established 63 years ago and has continued to be a voice for the industry and a catalyst for good professional practice in the industry.

Sanya is a consummate travel industry operator who had worked with British Airways for over 30 years, before founding RHG Consult, where he is the Chief Executive Officer.

He is to pilot the affairs in the club in a period that is challenging in the aviation industry because of the impact of covid-19, in which travel and tours were more affected.

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In his acceptance speech, Sanya said he is honored to be re-elected as president, observing that it was not a coincidence that he started his tenure during the period that the Covid-19 pandemic was ravaging the world, and is now being re-elected at a time the world is seeing a glimmer of hope for recovery in the industry and global economy at large.

He challenged members of the club to remain professional and focused even in the face of challenges in the industry, reminding them that all hands must be on deck to achieve the desired results.

According to him, that was the purpose of setting up an all-inclusive committee with members drawn from various backgrounds.

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L-R; Rita Obidike, Ex-Officio; Chudi Aligwekwe, Fin Sec; Bukola Rokosu, 1st VP; Ademola Sanya, President Skal Lagos; Emmanuella Inegbedion, Asst Sec; Maryann Onuoha, Welfare Sec; Chinwe Efidi, 2nd VP.

He promised to continue promoting travel and tourism in collaboration with all stakeholders and government entities and expressed his appreciation to the outgoing executives as well as members for their support.

Sanya, also, encouraged the newly elected officers and members to work with him to build an association everyone will be proud of.

Wole Shadare