Traditional Tourney For Somolu, Amuwo- Odofin

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Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Lagos State Governor has given approval for the  organisation of traditional sports championship in Somolu and Amuwo Odofin Local  Government Areas.

The Governor’s directive is coming after the successful hosting of the traditional games  in  Yaba and Mainland Local Government areas earlier this month.

The Office of the Special Assistant on Grassroots Sports Development to the Governor  headed by Prince Wale Oladunjoye has therefore informed Lad Sports Club in Somolu, Amuwo  Odofin Festival Foundation covering the Amuwo Odofin Local Government and Oriade Local  Council Development Area to begin preparation for the championship.

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The revived traditional games received a boost when Mainland and Yaba local governments  jointly staged an interesting Ayo Olopon, Cards, Draughts and Rams charging games at St.  Agnes Primary School, Sabo, Yaba early September this year

The competition moved to the Upper Campos Square, the citadel of social and political  activities in Lagos Island on 11 September and took many people by surprise as most  Lagosians were unaware of the resuscitation of the traditional sports in the state.

Governor Fashola’s commitment to the revival of Traditional Games as a means of keeping  people, both young and old busy with participation in recreational activities in their  localities, made him to further approve the staging of the events in all the 20 Local  Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state.