Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), has been honoured as the patron of the Sky Tennis Club, Ikeja, Lagos.
The honour, which was bestowed on Akinkuotu at the Tennis Court in Ikeja last week, was in recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of the nation’s aviation sector.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of the club, Capt. Muyiwa Bajomo said Akinkuotu was carefully chosen by the management of the club because of his enormous contribution towards the growth of Nigerian aviation, as well as his advocacy for a healthy workforce in the sector.
Bajomo said “Capt. Akinkuotu is one of the most respected icons of the aviation industry in Nigeria. He is a highly focused and target-driven professional who delivers on his promises in the industry and the nation in general. Under his calm leadership, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has stabilized and is charting a steady course forward in its determination to enhance safety of air travel in the country. He is also an avid tennis fan, a lover of sports and long-time friend and supporter of the club.”
In his acceptance speech, Captain Akinkuotu expressed his gratitude to club for the honour, saying that his guiding principle in life has been that of hard work and that his recognition by the club would spur him further towards contributing to the well being of the society.
The Sky Tennis Club, which has its roots firmly in the aviation industry, started originally as the tennis section of Sky Power Sports Club of the Nigerian Airways and later metamorphosed into Sky Ports club in the early 1980s.
The event was well attended by friends and colleagues of the NAMA boss as well as dignitaries cutting across the various agencies in the aviation industry.