“We consider this extraordinary game as a celebration of our Union under the effective governance of the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu”.
Aloft excerpt was expressed by the Chairman of the Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT) Ikorodu branch, Comrade Fakolade Olufemi Oluwaseun JP, after a novelty match played on the 27th of May 2023.
The contest puttered between the Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT) Ikorodu branch and the Nigeria Union Of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Ikorodu chapter, took place at the Lagos State University Of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) in Ikorodu.
Comrade Fakolade, who headed the NUT team described the football event as a platform to cement the union’s relationship with the existing administration both at the Federal, State and Local Government levels.
Graced by the Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, and also the outgoing Lagos State Education District 2 Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Mrs Anike Adekanye, the game was well received by sports enthusiasts in the waterbed region, hyped and anchored by IKD 106.1FM Sports Presenter, Milobaby.
According to Comrade Fakolade, the game is dedicated to the returning Governor and his deputy, wishing them a fruitful second tenure ahead.
He continued, “The game was played to commemorate the May 29th inauguration of Mr Governor, radioing our ceaseless support towards his administration”.
“We believe by the special grace of God, Our Governor will replicate his first term feats, and consecutively maintain his commitment to be a blessing to all residents of Lagos State”.
Ended in a 1-1 draw at full-time, the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) clinch the victory via a penalty shootout that finished up 3-2 in their favour.
Comrade Fakolade further appreciated the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA, Bldr Adeola Adebisi Banjo for appropriately coordinating the match which was tagged ‘Greater Lagos Rising Ikorodu Division Novelty Match’.
“I won’t stop these remarks if I don’t recognise the NUT Lagos State Chairman, Comrade Hassan Akintoye for his leadership style of motivating this Union at all fronts, and also our Baba, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye for joining us” Comrade Fakolade asserted.
In attendance also includes; Bldr Sesan Daini, Executive Chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Alhaji Waheed Animashaun, Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Ikorodu LGA, Prince Wasiu Kunle Agoro, Executive Chairman, Imota LCDA, Bldr. Adeola Adebisi Banjo, Executive Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA among others.