Gov Ambode receives Queen’s Baton, tasks sports administrators

Posted on Apr 4 2017 - 4:40pm by admin

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has made a clarion call on sports activities directors to use the chance of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Nigeria to make enough coaching for the Commonwealth games which holds on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia between April 4 and April15, 2018.

Governor Ambode who got the Queen’s Baton at Alausa mentioned that it has grow to be essential for Nigeria to place its amenities in excellent order to encourage the youths of Nigeria to excel in sports activities. He stated that Lagos was in the leading edge of revamping all their sports amenities to give the athletes a conducive environment to prepare and to win medals for Nigeria.

The Governor who obtained the Queen’s Baton from President of the CGA in Nigeria, Engr Habu Gumel congratulated host united states Australia as the host of the Commonwealth video games next yr.

conversing prior, Engr Gumel promised that staff Nigeria would excel on the Commonwealth games noting that Nigeria has at all times been a powerhouse within the video games including that preparation used to be already on from different carrying federations to make sure that group Nigeria surpasses the 11 gold medals and 11 silver medals received on the remaining video games in Glasgow.

sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung who represented President Muhammadu Buhari thanked Governor Ambode and expressed his willingness to collaborate with states keen to revamp dilapidated amenities for the good of Nigerian youths.

Dignitaries existing at the brief but vibrant ceremony incorporated the chief of the international QBR workforce, Gideon Sam, Adam best, Patricia Quayle, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Colin Briggs. there have been additionally Australian high Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. Paul Lehman, Chief Solomon Ogba, Hon. Tunde Popoola, Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, Dr. Jonathan Nnaji, Rev Ikpea and a galaxy of Nigeria’s former and athletes and Paralympians – Chioma Ajunwa, Yusuf Alli, Henry Amike, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya, Enefiok Udo-Obong, Rashidat Ogundele, Bose Omolayo, Kehinde Paul, Virginia Ohagwu.

Lagosians later trooped out enmasse buoyed by means of the track of Supporters membership led with the aid of Dr Rafiu Ladipo because the Queen’s Baton handed through Ojuelegba and back to the Stadium.

there were visits to Hearts of Gold Hospice, Pacelli school for blind and partly sighted kids.


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