As this yearâ€™s Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship draws nearer, LagosÂ State representatives, University of Lagos, International School are sure of the stateÂ governmentâ€™s support inÂ the competition.
According to the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Council, LSSC, Agboola Dabiri, the councilÂ has directed the stateâ€™s basketball association to give the school all the necessary supportÂ that will make them win the championship.
Dabiri, who is a former member of the stateâ€™s Football Association, stated that the boardÂ will give the school all the support it needed to make the state proud.
He said the council is in tune with the vision of the state government through the MinistryÂ of Sports to develop sports from the grassroots.
He noted that the young basketballers are the future of the game not only in the state butÂ in the country, hence the technical input of the state for proper coaching and developmentÂ matters.
He also praised the sponsors, Nestle Nigeria PLC for bankrolling the championship for theÂ past 10 years. He charged them to continue to support the youths, who are the future of theÂ country.
SixÂ schools in both the boys and girls categories have already qualifed for the finals,Â which will hold in Lagos next month.