Bayero highlighted the importance of recreation hubs and centres like the Ikeja Club, noting that they could never be over emphasised in the society.
According to the emir, “Body and mind need to relax and unwind from time to time, especially as we age.
Most people who don’t understand the need to shed their daily stresses end up with dire consequences.
“We therefore, call and encourage people to avail themselves with opportunities to remain healthy and ward off life threatening diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and others.
Furthermore, the emir commended the resilience of the club management for nurturing the club from inception in 1966 to date, adding that the Ikeja Club had become one of the best social and recreational institutions in the country.
The traditional ruler expressed happiness that the event accorded him the opportunity to meet ace footballer Segun Odegbami and vetaran music maestro King Sunny Ade.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that one of the highlights of the events was the presentation of the club’s Presidential Awards to six personalities from Kano State.
Bayero commended the club for the honour and congratulated the award recipients.
Personalities that graced the occasion included Oba AbdulKabir Obalanlege, the Olota of Ota and Dr. Erelu Abiola Dosunmu, the Erelu of Lagos.