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Lagos Sponsored Ola-Oki Scrabble Tourney Kicks-Off In Badagry
. Scene of previous scrabble tourney
The third Ola- Oki Lagos Scrabble Competition, a developmental programme which commenced in year 2015 finally kicked-off in Badagry on Monday.
The Programme is in collaboration with Dr. Olabodunrin Waheed Oki; an avidscrabble player, lover of the sport and the current chairman of Lagos State office of Disability Affairs (LASODA).
His dream of organizing a scrabble competition was brought to fruition by the joint efforts and synergy of Badagry Zonal Sports Officers deployed by the Lagos State Sports Commission.
The primary objective of its birth was in the proliferation of the game of Scrabble which will help in improving students ‘word power’ and their intelligent quotient. It will also enhance and foster healthy rivalry amongst schools and build social interaction amongst the participating school.
The competition was adopted by the State Government in 2017 by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the Town Hall meeting held in the Badagry Division on Tuesday 12th July, 2016 as part of the State Governmentj efforts of promoting sports development and ensuring an all inclusive governance.
The 2017 edition of the Ola-Oki Lagos Scrabble is geared towards expansion of the scope of the competition through His Excellency’s support thereby decentralizing the concentration of sports events in the central Lagos alone.
A total of Three Hundred students are expected to participate in this years’ edition of the competition. The program is scheduled to kick-off with registration and pairing of participants and competition will commence from Monday 27th – 29th November, 2017 at Ola Oki Medical Centre. lbereko Badagry.