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Lagos Creates Opportunities For Talents Identification- Lekan Fatodu



Lagos Creates Opportunities For Talents Identification- Lekan Fatodu

As part of the activities of the Lagos State Sports Commission, LSSC to discover and nurture talents, DG Lekan Fatodu says opportunities abound in the state with the right infrastructure, expertise and collaboration with the critical stakeholders for a well-rounded development of budding stars.

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He made the statement while playing host to the duo of international American Football players, Odafe Oweh and Jesse Luketa at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The programme tagged “Pep Talk,Meet and Greet with Members of American Football League” to inspire young people, gain knowledge of diverse sporting interests of the youths, and give thoughts on how such passion can be effectively nurtured from the standpoint of NFL experience and also intimate the young people about NFL and the opportunities therein for many young Nigerians.

He described Lagos as a hub for sports development and the presence of the NFL players is to look into the opportunities of expanding the sporting activities and engagements.

“They have seen something unique in Nigeria, Africa and particularly in Lagos State, and they thought it is important to have an engagement with us. “It’s actually gratifying and exciting that they have choose Lagos for this kind of pilot engagement and interaction”.
LSSC Boss reiterated that “the essence of sports for development is to capture the interrelationship between education and sports and some of the things we do is effective engagement with our Directorate of School Sports to ensure that we are not just producing sports talents who will go out without full understanding of what the benefits of sporting engagement offer”.

“We are grooming, nurturing and fostering opportunities in sports and education, so that we can have holistic benefits that will not just serve only one person but the one that will serve the community and the Society, at large”

Odafe and Jesse,who have played American Football to the highest level in the NFL,posited that Sports has changed their lives and it’s an opportunity for anybody that use the platform correctly.

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