Reward For Excellence: Lagos Celebrates 37 Medals Winning Students Of 2020 Maltina School Games

Posted on September 17, 2020
Executive chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku (middle) receiving the Champion trophy won by Team Lagos at the 2020 Maltina School Games during the reception held for the medal winners in Lagos on Thursday.

Thirty seven Lagos students who won Medals at the pilot edition of the Maltina National Games organised by the National Schools Sports Federation (NSFF) were rewarded by the Lagos State Government at a reception held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere on Thursday.

Speaking at the appreciation event, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Sola Aiyepeku said that “what we are witnessing today is the synergy between the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State Ministry of Education, and this is very important for Sports development in Lagos State.

“It is important for us to recognize the success recorded by our students in Lagos State for doing the State proud at the last Maltina National Games by claiming the first position.”

He urged the students to be self disciplined and also encouraged them to always aim higher in academics and sports.

“We have the raw materials in our Youth and it is left for the Lagos State Ministry of Education, the coaches and for us at the Lagos State Sports Commission to follow up to work on their progress both in education and sports.

“Ours is to ensure that they have a smooth career progression and Sports development. On our part, we will leave nothing to chance to ensure that they become successful in their sporting career because they already have the talent to become superstars in their sporting career,” Aiyepeku said.

Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar (middle) with one of the athletes.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Abosede Adelaja stated that the Ministry really appreciate the Lagos State Government for rewarding the excellent performance of the students.

“Lagos State is noted for rewarding excellence performance,” she remarked.

She appealed to Lagos State Sports Commission to work towards re-enacting the glorious days of inter house sports and Principal’s Cup in the state, adding that Lagos State Sports Commission should ensure that sporting facilities are provided in public schools for the state to discover more talents.

While appreciating what the Lagos State Government is doing through the Lagos State Sports Commission by rewarding the Students who have done Lagos State proud at the last Maltina National Games, the National President of National Schools Sports Federation, Olabisi Joseph commended the synergy between the Lagos State Sports Commission, Lagos State Ministry of Education and the National Schools Sports Federation.

“School sports is the bedrock of sustainable Sports development and we must continue to ensure that school sports get the needed attention,” Joseph.

All the 37 medal winning students were presented with training kits.

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