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Pa Fashola was pillar of sports – Tesilim

As Lagos Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola and family converge for the eight day Fidau prayer for their late father, Pa Ibrahim Ademola Fashola, the Teslim Balogun Sports Development Foundation has extolled the qualities of the late patriarch revealing that he was one of the pillars of sports in the state.

In a statement signed by Kayode Teslim Balogun, president of the foundation and son of the football legend, Teslim Balogun, the foundation stated that the late Pa Fashola not only provided the best possible formal education for his children but also ensured that they were actively involved and committed to sports, “a value which enhanced all round development of his children and which Lagosians and Nigerians are now benefiting from through the works of the governor.”

MIC Undertakers escorting the vehicle that carries the body  Late Pa Ibrahim Ademola Bayo Fashola, father of Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Lagos State governor during for the burial in in Lagos yesterday   Photo by Adekunle Aliyu and  Biodun Ogunleye
MIC Undertakers escorting the vehicle that carries the body Late Pa Ibrahim Ademola Bayo Fashola, father of Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Lagos State governor during for the burial in in Lagos yesterday Photo by Adekunle Aliyu and Biodun Ogunleye

“It is common knowledge that Governor Fashola is a very skilled and all round sportsman and that quality derives from the kind of education and exposure that he enjoyed from his father.

But most importantly, he has brought that to bear in his commitment to sports development through the establishment of facilities and the training and support for young and old athletes across all communities in Lagos State and the country at large,” the foundation said.

The foundation advised parents to emulate the late Pa Fashola and commit to encouraging and supporting their children to be actively involved in sports which it said is critical to character building with the qualities of hard work, vision for excellence, team spirit, simplicity, friendship and sportmanship in children, for the good of society.

 


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