By: Gyang Dakwo
The FCT Administration and Stakeholders have brainstormed on the proposed FCT School Sports Festival to ensure a successful event.
Accordingly, they have described the forthcoming competition as a new frontier for overall sports development in the Federal Capital Territory.
The stakeholders forum, which was held at FCT Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, was preparatory to the competition.
Speaking at the event, the FCT Education Secretary, Sani Dahir El-Katuzu, noted that the forthcoming FCT School Sport Festival promises to be the biggest sporting event in the lives of students in the Territory.
According to him, “our hope is to see 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 the 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 rebound in sporting activities within the schools, with different schools and outside the FCT.
Also speaking, the Director School Sports in the FCT, Mallam Hashimu Adamu Ojah, said his department had placed high priority on Sports, which led to the creation of school Sports division to oversee all sporting activities in the Territory.
Ojah remarked that the school sports division was tasked with organizing, supervising, promoting and producing athletes as well as organising workshop and seminars in schools in the FCT.
The President, Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF), Barrister Paul Edeh in his remarks noted that the stakeholders forum was apt as owners of school are now aware of the opportunities the festival will present for both the FCT, RSDF, schools and students alike.
The FCT Sports Festival is scheduled to hold in Abuja between March 27 and 30, 2023.