Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Kwara State Director of Sports, Malam Tunde Kazeem, has called on corporate bodies in the country to invest in grassroots sports development.
This, he believes would go a long way of tapping talented sports men and women that abound at the local areas of the country.
Kazeem made the call in Ilorin at the weekend during the end of Droplets Basketball Clinic for children under the age of five to 15 years old.
He said that, since government cannot do the development of sport alone, well-to-do individuals and corporate bodies must join hands to support the government to uplift the sports development in the country.
He challenged well- to do individuals across the country to emulate Olatunji Ayeni, who in the last seven years has been investing in kids development in basketball.
The organiser of the clinic, Olatunji Ayeni, represented by the Kwara Falcons Secretary, Azeez Bello, thanked parents for encouraging their kids to play the game.
Ayeni promised that, he will continue to do his best to make sure the game grow and popular among Nigerian children especially minors.
Yellow Team defeated the Green Team to scoop the trophy in the Free Throw competition for the kids at the closing ceremony. There were also presentation of trophies to outstanding players and teams.
A total of 147 kids registered for the 2016 edition of the clinic which entered it’s 6th edition.
Kwara State Basketball All Stars had defeated their Oyo State counterparts by 53-44 to round up the clinic.