The Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) has appointed foremost sports philanthropist, Yemi Idowu as its patron.
At an investiture held at the National Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday, NSSF President Olabisi Idowu, described Idowu as a strong supporter of school sports, while his involvement in grassroots sports development endeared him to the federation to consider him a patron.
Explaining the rationale behind the appointment of Idowu as patron, Joseph said: “As a distinguished sports personality and a prominent figure in the Nigerian sporting landscape, your vast experience in the sports industry, your dedication to promoting sports at the grassroots level, coupled with your philanthropic initiatives, has positively impacted the lives of many aspiring athletes. Your association with our federation will inspire and motivate our young athletes to achieve excellence.”
“Your dedication to sports, unwavering support for young athletes, and commitment to the development of sports in Nigeria have made you an ideal candidate for this prestigious role.”
In his acceptance remarks, Idowu said, “I want to thank the NSSF for considering me for this, and I believe we can all work together and improve the fortunes of school sports in Nigeria. Sports is my passion, and it has been my ideal to support sports at the grassroots level; with this, my involvement in school sports will increase, and I believe we have short, medium and long-term goals to take our school sports to an enviable position in the world.”