NSSF urges FG, states to support its grassroots activities
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)