By Yemi Sodeeq
Dr. Khadijah ‘Toyin Musah
has expressed her delight over the success of the maiden edition of Kwara State Schools Cycling Championship.
The championship, sponsored by Khadijah Toyin Musa (KTM) foundation was organised with the aims to discover talents and also promote the cycling sports in the State.
Dr. Khadijah who is also a board member of the Cycling federation of Nigeria (CFN) told newsmen that the championship, which featured over 150 cyclists both in the preliminaries and final across the State has successfully charted a progressive course for cycling in the State.
Stressing the need to give attention to other sports in regards to their inherent potentials, she urged stakeholders to rally round cycling in the state in a bid to further empower the youth and dissuade them from social vices.
“I am very happy with the success of this championship. It’s always been my dream through the foundation to help a lot of people reach their dream and I believe this programme has laid a solid foundation for a lot of people to chart a course for themselves in cycling”. She said.
Dr. Khadijah who is also the Director of Center for Wellness and Creative Arts Therapy at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete however thanked all the stakeholders who supported the programme to achieve success.
Emphasising the fact that the foundation will not relent towards achieving all its inception message, she noted that the maiden edition of the championship will serve as a benchmark in organising subsequent editions.
The grand finale of the cycling competiton which held last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Secondary School featured the best of cycling artistry to the delight of spectators and fans alike.
An epoch making event witnessed by Sports stakeholders and other dignitaries, it was an all exciting moments when students, having qualified from the preliminaries which held across the three Senatorial districts of the State stepped up to the podium to receive prizes and medals for their outstanding performances.