The Federal Government in their efforts to promote sports at the grassroots has gone ahead to donate sports equipment to 45 public primary schools across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti.
It was reported that the equipment was distributed via the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) to schools at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti.
Sporting equipment distributed where, sporting tools for Volleyball, Handball, Judo, Table Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, and Taekwondo.
The Executive Secretary of NLTF, Habu Gumel, said the equipment was for the advancement, and promotion of sports development, education, social services, public welfare, and relief.
Gumel noted that “the equipment is primarily to enhance the nation’s capacity to grow and expand its talent-base by the interest and involvement of the children of primary school age in sports activities is realised in the country.”
‘’We are confident that the intervention will lead to the discovery of new talents in sports that abound in our communities and rural areas and also assist their physical and professional development, ’’ he said.
Gumel however, warned stakeholders to put the equipment to good use in the schools and ensure their proper security.
“You must ensure the safekeeping of this equipment so that they do not get stolen.’’