Ekiti state



Ekiti state
Equipment worth thousands of Naira were donated to the Ekiti State
Sports Council by the 1984-1990 Alumni of the Christ School, Ado

The equipment included a set of computer and printer, mattresses; five
packs of Tennis balls, five packs of two-in-one Tennis Rackets, eight
batons, five packs of Table Tennis bats, Four packs of Badminton
Shuttle cocks, 60 pieces of ping-pong ball, one badminton net, volley
net, seven footballs, five basketballs and six volleyballs to assist
in the development of Sports in the grassroots.

Receiving the donated items, the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode
Fayemi who was represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and
Sports Development, Hon. Michael Awopetu commended the association for
their gesture and solicited the support of alumni associations of
schools in the State for the State Sports Development Trust Fund to
facilitate a rapid progress of Sports in the State.

Governor Fayemi who is an alumnus of the Christ School, Ado Ekiti,
stressed that the gesture of the Alumni Association was worthy of
emulation adding that the development would ease some of the
challenges faced by the State Sports Council.

In his remarks, the Acting General Manager of the Ekiti State Sports
Council, Mr. Adekunle Adeyemi who is also an alumnus of Christ School,
Ado Ekiti, said that the donation was to support the efforts of the
Fayemi led administration to develop Sports in the State.

Mr. Adeyemi expressed gratitude to his former schoolmates and assured
that the equipment would be judiciously utilized for Sports

The Acting General Manager also solicited the support of public
spirited individuals and corporate organizations all over the world
for Sports development in the State by donating to the State Sports
Development Trust Fund.
Adeyemi stressed the need to develop the future stars from the State,
“we are soliciting the support of corporate organizations, individuals
and philanthropists to sponsor the growing talents that we have in the
State because Government cannot do it alone.”

“The State is seeking private-government partnership in developing
sporting activities in our dear Ekiti State”, he said.

In his remarks, the President of the 1984-1990 Alumni of the Christ
School, Ado Ekiti, Dr. Dotun Adetuberu commended the efforts of
Government to develop sports and pledged to continue supporting
efforts at improving sports in the State.

Noting that Sports promotes unity and fosters peace in the society,
Dr. Adetuberu said that they considered it essential to contribute to
its development in the State, adding that the association would also
be interested in sponsoring sport competitions and giving scholarships
to students that excel in sporting activities.




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