19th May, 2010
The Lagos State Government has recruited coaches that will help run the Adopt-A-Talent programme, a project aimed at identifying talents among youths in the state.
The letters of appointment issued to the coaches were endorsed by Prince Wale Oladunjoye, the Senior Special Assistant, SSA to the state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola,Â the brain behind the project.
Among those employed are veteran coaches Joe Mensah, Toni Urhobo, Suraju Olajide, Ganiyu Otenigbagbe, Orukotan Oluwole and Tajudeen Disu.
They are expected to serve as Chief Coaches in Boxing, Athletics, Volleyball, Basketball, Table-Tennis, and Football respectively and to be assisted by competent hands like Omotayo Babafemi, Adekunle Daniel (Boxing) Uruemu Adu and former Olympic gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa- Oparah (Athletics), Kudus Ayoola Sanni (Volleyball), Olamide Agbeseyi, Lateef Erinfolami (Basketball), Olasumbo Saliu Dele Malawi, Ganiyu Kadiri (Table-Tennis), Babajide Oguntuase and Oletu Williams (Football).
Prince Oladunjoye, who is the Tournament Director of the Governorâ€™s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship, said the appointment would be for a duration of one year and could be renewed at the instance of the governor.