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Return Lagos to the top – Asagba tasks athletes

Acting Director of Lagos State Sports Council, Grace Asagba has tasked the state athletes to return the glory of the state in sports.

Speaking during the award ceremony for the athletes that won medals at the 17th National Sports Festival tagged Rivers 2011, Asagba, a former national athlete said the state being the hub of sports in Nigeria should continue to dominate among others.

“Our challenge therefore is to bring to reality this vision by raising the bar in our respective activities. Lagos is Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence and this must always be at the heart of our considerations whenever we put on the state’s colours.

I therefore wish to charge us to give up to the challenge of bringing back the lost glory of the state and return it to its rightful position and stamp our names in indelible ink of the state’s sporting annals,” she opined.

The sports director added that the award underscored the premium the government placed on athletes and its efforts to give them the needed support to succeed.

With the sports loving governor, Babatunde Fashola committed to staging the 18th National Sports Festival tagged Eko 2012, Asagba said the governor had assured that the state would redefine the festival by making it a truly unifying and recreational outing.


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