OAU SPORTS' COUNCIL RECEIVES DONATIONS FROM NATIONAL LOTTERY TRUST FUND.
During the event which took place at the Industrial and General Insurance Company (IGI) building of the university on Tuesday, 24th of October, the NLTF South West Zonal executives led by the Chairperson, Hajia Buari presented the donated items to the Director of the university sports' council, Mr. Adamu Abu.
Moreover, the members of the university sports' council and Students Union director of sports, Adewumi Michael in company of some of the varsity's athletes were in attendance.
Speaking with our correspondent the Chairperson of the South West branch of the organization, Hajia Buari, made it known that the intervention is to cut across all South Western Universities.
"National Lottery Trust Fund has made so many interventions ranging from health to sports but we've chose 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." Hajia opined.
The Students Union director of sports, in an interview with OAU KILONSHELE expressed his excitement and appreciation to the donors of the items, which were mainly football kits.
"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.
In a bid to appreciate the donors, the Director of the university sports' council, Mr Adamu Abu in his words 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."
However, Mr. Abu promised to make the kits available for the athletes' use.
"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." he added.
Olufemi Alfred .O.
Oau Kilonshele News outfit