By Sunday Akintoye
The Lagos State Sports Commission is set to hold a two-day, non-contact Invitational Open Tournament tagged “Sports is Back” at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere which kicks off today and ends tomorrow.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, said that the invitational tournament is being organised as a demonstration of the rebirth of sports in Lagos after the lockdown and gradual reopening of sporting activities by the Lagos State Government.
“We all need sports to survive, not only in Lagos or Nigeria, but all over the world. We are going to observe all the protocols for COVID -19 as approved by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 during the two-day event.
“We will also demonstrate how to manage sporting activities post-COVID-19 era to other States of the Federation”.he said.
He explained that the event, which will be held under controlled crowd management and strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols, will feature sporting events like Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, Darts, Abula, Ayo, Chess and Monopoly.
“Through these events, we intend to show that Lagos is always ready when talking about Sports. Lagos State is the sporting hub in Nigeria and we must continue to demonstrate that.
“The two-day competition is meant for Athletes in Lagos State, and I want to assure all and sundry that the championship will be a very exciting one”, Aiyepeku declared.