By Niniola Folatoriola
It was an evening filled with excitement. Skala Klubb Reunion took place at the prestigious Protea Marriott Hotel, Kuramo Waters, Victoria Island in a serene and luxurious environment with backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Skala Klubb was formed in University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo university), Ife, Osun State in 1979 and it’s alumnis came together to celebrate 40 year anniversary since it’s launch.
The 40th year anniversary, reunion party, award giving ceremony had the alumnis of the “Great Ife” reminisce and relive memories, achievements and activities of Skala Klubb in the institution and the steps to be taken to improve the Klubb.
The Skala Klubb pioneered the beauty pageant in the Obafemi Awalowo University.
Guests at the event which comprises members of Skala Klubb (Skalites), family and friends include, Dr Austin Izagbo (Pioneer President of Skala Klubb), Oliver Nwoko, Dapo Akin Osu, Ayo Vaughan, Tinubu Akinrande, Olusoja Bashola, Timi Sikoki, Patrick Ugboh, Emmanuel Ogwu and Dolapo Kuforiji.
Others were Dr Bola Oshinowo, Florence Izagbo, Ify Izagbo, Excel Oliver, Ovo Longe, Tokunbo Talabi, Mrs Ayo Vaughan, Andy Isiomo, Nosa Martin Ateche, Sami Arugundade, Emmanuel Ijomah, Ify Aroloye, Victor Nweze and Ayo Irochie.
Award recipients at the event were Dr. Austin Izagbo, President Skala Klubb 1976 – 1978,Rotimi Olukoga, President 1978-1979 and other past Presidents.
Posthumous Award to Chief Olu Aboderin, founder Punch Newspaper, Dr R. B. Tinubu and corporate award to Punch Newspaper.
New members were also inducted into Skala Klubb. The inductees included members of the Klubb’s family.
The inductees were Pastor Mrs Izagbo, Dalopo Kuroji, Oliva-Nwoko Excel Bienose, Olamide Kuforiji, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, Ify Izagbo, Barr. Timi Sikoki, Tinubu Akintunde and Prince Chukwuemeka Okolie, who contested for the federal house of representative Surulere Constituency 1.