National Sports Festival Opens in Lagos – EKO GAMES 2012

Uruemu Adu, head coach, Lagos State Grassroots Sports, has urged the authorities to institute a follow-up programme for talents discovered at the 18th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Lagos.

Adu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the programme, if instituted, would go a long way to consolidate the spirit and the gains of the 14-day fiesta.

Meanwhile, The dwindling fortune of sports growth in the country has been attributed to the menace of poaching of athletes by some states for the National Sports Festival.

Disclosing this in a chat with sports writers in Lagos was the chairman of Ekiti State Sports Council, Prince Ade Adetola, while calling on the National Sports Commission being the main organising committee (MOC) of bi-annual festival to embark on measure to tackle the syndrome.

The elated chairman whose athletes won two gold medals at the gymnastic event emphasised on the measures taken by some states which led to the lost of many of the state good athletes to higher bidders who lured them away with money few months to the games.