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We’ll use school sports to unearth talents in Lagos, says LSSC boss Aiyepeku



The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Sola Aiyepeku, has said that they will infuse education with sports in order to take school sports to a better level.

The sports commission at a stakeholders’ meeting held recently, jointly agreed that there would be a fusion of sports and education to pave the way for all round development of students’ talent in Lagos.

The joint interactive session via zoom was held among the Lagos State Sports Commission, Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Commissioner for Education, officials from the Co-curricular Department of the Ministry of Education, officials from the six education districts, chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and president of Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF).


Aiyepeku, who lauded the involvement of the Ministry of Education in school sports development, said the initiative to infuse sports and education in the state would go a long way in discovering talents among students and preparing them for an endurable future.

“I must appreciate the enthusiasm and support from both the Ministry of Education and SUBEB. This will give us the opportunity to work out physical plans to actualise the vision of having good synergy between sports and education in Lagos.

“For us to achieve this, there must be hard work, discipline and commitment in the management of school sports in the state. The Ministry of Youth and Social Development, the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education must work together to enhance a formidable school sports development in the state,” Aiyepeku stated.


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