Lagos endorses Heritage Bank Skoolympics
Lagos State Government has endorsed the Heritage Bank Skoolympics project, an initiative of Heritage Bank Plc aimed at building champions through youth sports competitions at the secondary school level.
The event will feature over 200 public and private schools with about 6,000 students competing across all local government areas of Lagos State in the maiden event billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium and Rowe Park.
The participants will compete for honours in basketball, athletics, handball, table tennis, swimming, track and field events, among others.
Special Adviser to the Lagos State Government on Sports, Mr. Ayodeji Tinubu, gave the endorsement at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the corporate headquarters of the bank recently, noting that Heritage Bank is the only bank at the moment that is undertaking such a lofty and premium sporting project in the state, which maiden event will take place from November 2 to 4, 2016.
He said, “We are very excited at the project because it will help to develop youths in the state in a disciplined manner,” adding that we have mobilized and created awareness among students in the state for the project and were looking forward to it.
He said the Heritage Bank Skoolympics was a “very fantastic idea” and that the state was interested in the “pre, during and post event activities because it intended to expose the beneficiary students to proper mentoring and counselling.”