Lagos, March 14, 2016 Malam Ibrahim Mohammed, President, Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF), says inadequate funding from the Federal Government has hindered the federation from organising school sports festivals.
“For almost four years we have not had this festival, it’s so unfortunate, apart from the corporate bodies that have their own competitions, we need to do more,’’ he said.
He noted that there could be no genuine grassroots development without paying attention to NSSF.
“Because the younger ones are not given chance to display their talents how can we replace them.
“So, obviously those old athletes that are fading out they may not have replacement.
“So, obviously in the nearest future, you will discover that Nigeria will continue to go down than where we are now.
“It is very clear that the position of the country in sports now is not like what it used to be in the 1970s and 1980’s when the country was known all over the world.
“Nigeria is falling in sports, now you can see our performance at the international competitions, and even in the Africa soccer games, we are going down continuously.
NNN reports that the 2015 edition was held in Ortukpo, Benue, and Cross River won the competition.
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