Future of Ibile Games Bright, So Vote APC To Keep It Going – Fashola
…Governor urges residents to shun party threatening to cancel everything as IBILE GAMES 2015 closes in Lagos
Feb 6, 2015 - The Lagos State Secondary Schools Sports Festival, IBILE GAMES 2015, came to a colourful end on Friday with the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN describing the games as an opportunity for the participants to exert their energy, make new friends, compete against one another and experience the joy of victory.
The Governor who spoke in an interview with newsmen after declaring the Games held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium closed, added that it would also make the students understand that they can lose and still be friends as well as realise that they can compete again next year.
Speaking on what the IBILE Games holds for the future of sports in Nigeria especially in terms of combining sports and education, he said the state's investment in sports is not for it alone because Lagos is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural state with every child present.
"This is also a championship that is between children in public and private schools and so for me the future is as bright as it would continue to be and this is the last IBILE Games that I would chair as Governor and as we go to the polls, if APC wins here I believe the IBILE Games would continue".
"You have heard from the other party that they want to cancel everything that we have done and so for these kids and their families the best way to keep this Games is to vote for APC", he stressed.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of cash prizes to the overall best athletes in the competition including Master Yunusa Idowu from Mobolaji Bank Anthony Junior High School who won five gold medals and cash prizes of N100,000, Miss Morayo Okungbowa of Meadow Hall who won 10 medals and a cash prizes of N100,000 and Miss Ojo Franca of Ipakodo Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu who got a cash prizes of N150,000.00.
The closing ceremony attracted members of the State Executive Council including the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, his Youth, Sports and Social Development counterpart, Mr. Wahid Enitan Oshodi and managing director of Addidas, Mr Adekunle Oyegade amongst others.