NSSF urges FG, states to sup­port its grass­roots ac­tiv­i­ties

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The Pres­i­dent, Nigeria Schools Sports Fed­er­a­tion (NSSF), Ibrahim Mo­hammed, yes­ter­day urged the sup­port of both the Federal and State Min­istries of Sports and Ed­u­ca­tion to en­hance its grass­roots sports ini­tia­tives.

Mo­hammed, who stated this in a tele­phone in­ter­view in La­gos, said that the body lacked the means to sin­gle-hand­edly pur­sue its pro­grammes.

“We need help from the sports and ed­u­ca­tion min­istries be­cause they have crit­i­cal roles to play in our ac­tiv­i­ties as we need funds to ex­e­cute our pro­grammes.

“I have al­ways talked about the need for syn­ergy be­tween the two min­istries.

“There is a need for them to help to prop­a­gate poli­cies that will im­prove school sports at at all lev­els,” Mo­hammed said.

The NSSF pres­i­dent, how­ever, ap­plauded the sup­port of the body’s reg­u­lar part­ners and ap­pealed for more spon­sor­ship for its ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Nes­tle Plc and Shell Petroleum De­vel­op­ment Com­pany have been so sup­port­ive of our vi­sion and mis­sion. Take for in­stance in bas­ket­ball and foot­ball, Nes­tle has been there for us and we need more of such spon­sors to part­ner with us,” he said. ( NAN)

Andy Mur­ray

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