The National Lottery Trust Fund on Tuesday donated soccer balls and kits to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The kits, that included jerseys, athletic suits, bags, boots and socks were, and the balls were handed over to the Sports Council of the school by the south-west zonal chairperson of the Fund, Hajia Buari, during an event which took place at the Industrial and General Insurance Company (IGI) building of the university
Mrs. Buari told our correspondent: “National Lottery Trust Fund has made so many interventions ranging from health to sports, but we’ve chosen to contribute to sports this time around. We look forward to the effective use of the donated items so that our athletes can win Olympics medals. This is our little contribution towards the development of sports.”
She disclosed that the gesture would be extended to other schools.
Director of the sports council, Adamu Abu received the materials on behalf of the school.
He said: It’s a welcome development, and we are reaching out with our little contacts and God’s grace for more private and corporate donations. We want to use this medium to reach out to our great alumni all over the world to come and do the same . We thank the lottery commission for making this donation.”
“This particular donation was actually made for the school football team. We shall make them available to the team. They now have a lot of balls and new boots which they will now train with.”
The Students’ Union director of sports, Mr. Adewumi, in an interview with CAMPUS REPORTER, expressed excitement and appreciation to the donors of the items.
“Actually, this is a nice move by the National Lottery group and we, the generality of Great Ife Students, appreciate their efforts. But such a good work should not be limited to football alone but to other sporting events.
“I implore the sports council to release the donated kits for students to train and not keep it unused inside the store.” Adewumi stated.
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