Thursday, December 8

Why i rewards HoS Games winners : Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has offered cash prizes for winners of this year’s Head of Service (Hos) Games in both the men and women’s football tournament.

The governor announced the cash reward after the finals of the football competition at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan with the winners in both men and women’s event going home with the sum of N1million naira each while the second position in both men and women’s were rewarded with N500, 000 each.

In the men’s category, Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency defeated Public Service Office 3-1 to emerge champions while Public Service Office walloped State Universal Basic Education Board by 3-1 to win the women’s category.

The Games which was held in the men and women’s categories included other sports such as Ayo, Scrabble, Chess, Tennis, Table and Tug of War with winners in all events.

The Annual Inter–Agency Football Competition tagged Head of Service (HoS) Cup, which was introduced in 2006 was renamed Hos Games at the instance of the new HOS Hakeem Muri-Okunola, with the objective to promote the physical and mental well-being of Public Servants and to also identify talents that could represent the State at large, just as to nurture the spirit of sportsmanship among competitors and participating Agencies across the State Public Service.

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Muri-Okunola in his remarks noted that since its introduction 15 years ago, the competition has largely achieved these objectives amidst great fun, thrills and excitements.

Individual talents such as the highest goal scorers, best goalkeepers and best players of different editions of the tournament were recognized and duly rewarded.

Amongst those who witnessed the finals of this year’s HOS Games included the Mr. Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Executive Council Members, Permanent Secretaries, HRM Oba Oniru of Iru land Oba Gbolahan Lawal, HRM Oba Elugushi of Ikate Land, Oba Shaheed Elegushi, DG Sports Commission, Mr Toyin Bolowotan and former Super Eagles forward Obafemi Martins.

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