By: Gyang Dakwo
Stakeholders from the FCT School Sports Festival have described the forthcoming competition as a new frontier for overall sports development in Federal Capital Territory.
This was stated at a stakeholders’ forum held at FCT Department of Science, Technology and Innovation Abuja, preparatory to the competition
In his remarks, FCT Education Secretary, Sani Dahir El-Katuzu, said the forthcoming FCT School Sports festival promises to be the biggest sporting event in the lives of students in the Territory.
“Our hope is to see the FCT School Sports Festival as a tourist attraction. I will want to encourage various departments and boards to give unreserved support to the success of the Festival and all the activities surrounding it.
“It’s obvious that there are numerous talents here and events like FCT School Sports Festival would provide ample opportunity to discover these talents and train them to win laurels at National events like National Sports Festival and National Youth Games,” he said.
El-Katuzu, who was represented by the Director Administration and Finance, FCT Education Secretariat, Abdulrazak Leramoh, said with the proposed competition, FCT will witness a rebound in sporting activities within the schools, with different schools and outside the FCT.
Also speaking, the Director, School Sports in the FCT, Hashimu Adamu Ojah, said his department had placed a high priority on Sports which led to the creation of the School Sports division to oversee all sporting activities in the territory.
According to Ojah, the school sports division was tasked with organizing, supervising, promoting, and producing athletes and organizing workshops and seminars in schools in the FCT.
The President, Ratels Sports Development Foundation RSDF, Barrister Paul Edeh in his remarks noted that the stakeholder’s forum was apt as owners of Schools are now aware of the opportunities the festival will present for both the FCT, RSDF, Schools and students alike.
The sports festival is scheduled to hold in Abuja between March 27 and 30, 2023.