By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Sports equipment have been delivered to four primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, by the National Lottery Trust Fund ( NLTF) under the integrated scheme to promote grassroots sports development.
The recipient schools are Science Primary School, Kuje, UBE School for the Deaf, Kuje, Abuja School for the Handicap, Kuje and Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) School, Gwagwa.
Executive Secretary NLTF who also doubles as the President Nigeria Olympic Committee ( NOC ), Habu Gumel led the team that presented the equipment to the schools.
Headmaster of Science Primary School, Kuje, Phillip Bitrus, received Judo mat, table tennis board, taekwondo suits, scoreboard, shoes and first aid box on behalf of his school.
Bitrus assured that the equipment will be well utilized in grooming of talent. He added the school will perform beyond expectation.
The School of the Deaf, that was founded in 1991, received facilities to aid its development in athletics. Some of the equipment received include High Jump stick and stand, spike boots, whistles, hammers, relay batons, red cones, jerseys, shot putt, event trophies and first aid box.
The Headmaster, Mr Onoja John Edache, said though the pupils who have speach disorder, they are in good conditions.
Edache said the students like sports, adding the facilities will be put into good use.
A student, Peace Agbo, lauded NLTF for the initiative, who she said will improve sport standard in the school.
Gumel said the items were given to help the schools train and produce national sport stars.
He tasked the schools to use the equipment for the specified purpose and ensure they are not sold in open market.
According to hom, accessors will be sent at regular intervals to take inventory of the stocks.
The Abuja Handicap School received Badminton rackets designed for disabled sports while LGEA School, Gwagwa got handball, football, goalposts, referee shirts and football boots.