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The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) says the Community Grassroots Sports Development programme being organised for Secondary schools in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos will hold as scheduled on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Tony Nezianya, Public Relations Officer, NOC , stated this in a statement on Saturday .

He said that the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Habu Ahmed Gumel will declare the programme open while 12 schools are expected to participate in the one-day programme.

The sports event is being organised under the auspices of the Commonwealth Sports Foundation Game Changer programme and the Commonwealth Games Nigeria.

According to Nezianya, the programme will feature three sports; Volleyball, Netball and Cultural Dance.

He mentioned the schools that will participate in the programme to include Covenant Child Academy, Victoria High School and Westminster College, Sanya Senior Grammar School.

Others are Senior School Brightfield College, Gods Own Private School, Meritplace College, Great Esteem School Prestige School, John Kennedy International School and New Estate Baptist Academy.

“The Objective of the programme will be to allow the students in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos to learn about the importance of sport and education for their development.

“The programme will promote social interaction among the students, which will offer opportunities for them to meet other students and engage in healthy competition.

“The event promises to be a vibrant as well as entertaining experience, offering a unique opportunity to discover the variety and values of our rich cultural heritage,” Nezianya explained

The statement said CGN will award prizes to the top three in each of the events that will feature at the event.

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