KIO Consultant, is facilitating the maiden Abuja Inter-Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (AISSAC).
Oghoghorie told the News Agency of Nigeria that the championship is designed to be the breeding ground for Nigerian athletes
“Returning to school athletics is the only way Nigeria can regain it’s dominance in global athletics.
“The idea behind the AISSAC is tailored along the Jamaican model which has produced athletics great like Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.
“The maiden edition of the AISSAC was held on June 4 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja and I can tell you the turn out was impressive.
“We had 14 schools (both male and female) from the FCT participating in events such as sprints, relays, long jump and javelin.
” The goal is to change the narrative of school sports in Nigeria, because this is the way to go in the long run if we want to relaunch ourselves into global reconning,” Oghoghorie said.
He said organisers of the AISSAC would continue to work closely with the Athletics Coaches Association of Nigeria, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for maximum synergy.
Oghoghorie, a former captain of University of Kent Athletics team, U.K expressed optimism that with proper structure and synergy, Nigeria athletics will be great again.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Britarch Schools, Lugbe, Nigerian Tulip International College (NTIC) and Pacesetters’ School, Wuye came tops in the maiden edition of the AISSAC.