Abuja Authority Reaffirms Commitment to Promote Sports Excellence among Students

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA says it remains committed to giving students opportunities to engage in sporting activities.

The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olushola Adeshola was speaking when he received FCT contingent to the Nestle Milo National Basketball Championship held in Lagos.

According Dr. Olushola, FCTA is committed to developing its students through sports and praised the efforts of Government Secondary School, GSS Karu for giving FCT podium outing at the just concluded National Basketball Championship:

“sports come with a lot of rewards and your victory in Lagos will spur us to look inwards at identifying talented athletes and nurture them.

“Sports is part of the activities recognised and appropriated for its contributions to the development of our children and it gives meaning to life.

“We have seen many Sports stars from this competition.

“We shall support you as you prepare to represent the country at the World School Basketball Championship in China.”

Highly elated Director, FCT School Sports, Adamu Ashimu Ojah gave an account of the performance of the FCT ambassadors at the premier School Basketball Championship:

“I want to sincerely bring to your attention that GSS Karu, Abuja has been consistent as far as Nestle Milo Basketball Championship is concerned.

“Right from 2016 to 2023, GSS Karu has been representing FCT, so GSS Karu is a household name in Basketball.”

Partners of the FCTA in School Sports Developnent, Barrister Paul Edeh, is glad that the collaboration with his foundation is now yeilding the desired results:

“We will continue to double our efforts to ensure that when these young lads are discovered they will be given regular training and I’m very happy with what Government Secondary School Karu is doing in training the children.

“They train from 6am to 8pm, others trained in the afternoon while some train in the evening.

“No wonder they are representing Nigeria in the world basketball Championship.

“So I’m pretty much confident that five years is still a long time and if within this short time we could come up with this kind of feat, I am sure in the next couple of years we will have more trophies coming out of the FCT.”

Edeh announced the donation of half a million naira to the management of GSS Karu for the development of Basketball infrastructure in the school.

Government Secondary School Karu defeated their counterpart from Lagos state 46 to 43 points to emerge champions of the 23rd edition of Nestle Milo Basketball Championship while in the girls’ category, FCT lost 50 to 53 points to team Lagos.

With the feat, Government secondary school, Karu will represent Nigeria at the World School Championship in China later in the year.

The captain of the boys’ basketball team, Sambo Ibrahim said, “We shall not relent in our determination to win the global championship for Nigeria.

” We shall work hard not to disappoint, FCT and Nigeria in general at the 2023 World basketball Championship in China.”

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