Ogun State Para Powerlifting Awards Latifat Tijani, Kemi Oyebola, Others
Ogun State Para Powerlifting Association led by Deacon Eweje Gbolahan as State Chairman, South West Coordinator and National Vice President II, on Tuesday the 27th of August, 2019 held a Decoration/Investiture programme at the Table Tennis Court of the Alake Sports Centre, Ijeja, Abeokuta in honour of pioneer athletes and administrators who have done well outstandingly in their service to the State and by extension Nigeria as a country,
The event was well attended by several members of the Ogun State Sport Council Management team including the Director Of Sports, Mr. A.A Faleti who also graced the occasion.
During the event, there was an exhibition by the State Para Powerlifting athletes, as they put up a brilliant performance applauded by many. The event was anchored by the association’s media officer, Sanusi Lateef and witnessed by top dignitaries in the State government, including the immediate past, Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Afuape Afolabi Moruf and a former Commissioner for Environment, Engr. Anthony Ojeshina among others.
Dignitaries decorated at the event were, Alhaji(Dr.) Rasheed Olusoga Adenusi FCA, investitured as Life Patron and Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo MON, investitured as the Patroness, others are Hon. Afuape Afolabi Moruf as Life Adviser, Engr. Anthony O. Ojeshina as Life Adviser, Prince Adetunji Onatolu as Life Adviser and Mr. Adigun Tajudeen as Life Adviser.
Other pioneer athletes and administrators of the association including, Deacon Gbolahan Eweje, Princess Olukemi Oyebola former medal winning Ogun State para powerlifting athlete, Ogun state Head Coach, National Coach and the first certificated para powerlifting coach in Nigeria and Latifat Tijani, several medal winning Nigerian national para powerlifting athlete who is also a member of the Ogun State team, who has won medals at competitions in Congo Brazzaville, Brazil, Mexico, Kazakhstan to name a few were all decorated with an award of honour at the event.
Chief Host of the event, the State Chairman of Ogun state para powerlifting association, Deacon Eweje Gbolahan took time during his speech to appeal for support from all and sundry towards the association as he made mention of several of their challenges in the state team most of which are basic equipments and training kits.
By Dare Gbadebo Editor-in-chief
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