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Ejidike Lauds Organisers of NNPC/Shell Cup

Following the decision of the organisers of the NNPC/Shell Cup 2015 to acknowledge the expression of interest of the Office of the Nigeria Pillar of Sports to partner in this year’s edition of All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship, the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Ejidike has lauded the organizers for their visionary policy towards revitalisation of school sports in the country.
Ejidike in a statement made available to Extra Time through the Chairman, Office of the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Prince Olayioye Ajide, described the partnership as a step in the right direction
Ejidike said school sports should not be left alone in the hands of government; rather, corporate organisations, philanthropists and individuals should team up and encourage the organisers through donations and provision of logistics to enhance a befitting championship.
He commended Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) and Worldwide Sports Limited for their sense of responsibility and rising to the challenge of resuscitating school sports.
Ejidike further stressed that the partnership of NSSF and Worldwide Sports is encouraging the combination of football and education among our talented students which has been on for the past 17 years.
“My interest in partnering with the organisers of NNPC/Shell Cup designed for all Nigeria secondary schools is hinged on the necessity to build a virile nation with fulfilling future for our children, which can only be achieved through creating an enabling environment and platform for the young students to realize and develop their potentials.
“In this regard, it is a thing of joy for me to contribute and support the Nigeria School Sports Federation and Worldwide Sports Limited in this mission,” Ejidike stated.
He however urged Nigerians to support any programme that can model the teeming Nigerian youths toward becoming useful citizens of the country.

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