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Ambode receives Queen’s Baton Relay as Olympians take over Lagos streets

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Queens Baton Relay, which breezed into Nigeria on Saturday will have a busy day today as the CGA officials present the Baton to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in his office

The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay, which breezed into Nigeria on Saturday will have a busy day today as the CGA officials present the Baton to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in his office.

The Queens Baton Relay, which is the main curtain raiser for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next year, will be led by the president of CGA in Nigeria, Habu Gumel and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, as well as the accompanying officials, including Gideon Sam, Adam Best, Patricia Quayle, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Colin Briggs.

After the speeches, it will depart Alausa for the National Stadium where children with disabilities (Special School) welcome the Baton with cultural displays and choreography.

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) said in a statement that, “there will be speeches by CGA officials, Australia High Commission and QBR Team. Commonwealth medalists, Olympians and Paralympians will have their turn by carrying the Baton from the Stadium through Ojuelegba, Surulere and back to the National Stadium, while special children will continue sports activities at the stadium after the Relay.

“The Queens Baton will depart the stadium to Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice in Surulere.”The NOC said the chairman of the Main Organising Committee, Mrs. Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi has urged Lagosians to come out en masse to cheer the Queens Baton Relay at the National Stadium


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