For his efforts at reviving the fortune of table tennis and the crucial role Nigeria has played, the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF) yesterday at its election held in Suzhou, China, elected President, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Wahid Oshodi into its board of directors.

As the second African in the board, Oshodi, who is also a Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development in Lagos State, Nigeria has joined South Africa’s Audrina Mcdonald, who is the treasurer in the board.

The board, which is the highest ruling body administering table tennis in Commonwealth nations is made up of 12 member chaired by England’s Alan Ransome.

Aside Nigeria and South Africa, other nations in the board include, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Barbados, Scotland, Cyprus, Singapore and India.

Also at the Annual General Meeting of board, India has been named as the host of this year’s Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship and it will hold in Gujrat from October 27 to November 1.

Prior to this election, Oshodi is also a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) nomination committee.

For Oshodi, this election has also confirmed the relevance of Nigeria among the Commonwealth nations and this is another call to serve.

Meanwhile, ITTF has commended Nigeria for the giant stride the country has made in recent times especially in their efforts to promote the game globally.

The 2015 Lagos Open was viewed globally by 105m people across the globe.