Sports development: Obasa calls for increased collaboration between schools, philanthropic organisations 

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Rt .Hon Mudashiru Obasa  has appealed to philantrophic organisations  to partner with  schools in order to harvest the hidden sport talents of students in public schools.

He made this call during the 9th edition of the Intercolliage Sport Competition for First Generation Secondary Schools in Lagos State.

Obasa said, the first set of footballers and best athletes were gotten from the  secondary schools.

“The atmosphere here is a nostalgia of what it was in the past when students competed favourably among themselves before cultism and other vices crept in, I am delighted to be here as a Special guest, the House of Assembly under my leadership appreciates this gesture of sport Competitions among schools, “he said.

The Chairman of Board of Directors of  LAFGHECA, Otunba Dele Olapeju said the presence of the Speaker was a morale boaster to the organisers, the students and the teachers.

The Chairman LAFGHECA, who is also the Principal St.Finbars College,  Mr Victor Biyibi said the Sport Competition among the students was meant to promote cohesion, love and friendliness.

He said, “Students excel through sports, we need to ignite the passion in them and identify their areas of strength on sports.”

According to the Franchise Sponsor of the

Tournament, Comrade Adedeji Owoeye, “it is very expensive to organise Sport Competition hence, the need to bring in sponsors, especially old students.

“The role of sports in bring unity, oneness and togetherness cannot be over- emphasized.Companies donated their products because of the love they have for sport as a bridge builder.”

Twenty nine  schools participated in the  competition.

Igbobi College won the competition with Right Gold medals,CMS Grammar School came second with 4 Gold ,3 Silver and one Bronze while Apostolic Church Grammar school came 3rd with one Gold and one Bronze.

The event was witnessed by the Member representing Mushin at the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman House Committee on LG and Community Affairs, Hon Subur  Olayiwola Olawale, Principal of Schools,Lagos State Ministry of Sports officials among others.

 

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