Ambode Trains 1,500 Students On Callisthenics For `Lagos @ 50′ Celebrations

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state.

By Oladapo Okeowo with agency report

As part of preparations for the May 2017 ‘Lagos @ 50’ celebrations, the Lagos state government has got over 1,500 being trained in callisthenics.

According to Deputy Governor Idiat Adebule, who was representing the state governor, schools in Lagos Education District III provided the students that are being trained.

The training is holding at Wahab Folawiyo High School, Ikoyi.

“The opportunity of ‘Lagos @ 50’ is to celebrate our past, achievements and showcase to the world the immense potentialities for future growth and development of the state.

‘Through this callisthenics training, these children will be playing their role to ensure a successful celebration because they are stakeholders in the development and future of Lagos State.

‘We have employed the services of a professional instructor who will resume by the end of February to ensure that their performance on the day of the celebration will be memorable,’ he said.

Ambode urged the students to take the training serious as it was a part of extra-curricular to help them stay fit and healthy as well as learn new techniques of callisthenics routine to help them compete globally.

Speaking to NAN, Mr Kazeem Adeneye, the routine instructor, said that the training, which would last two months, commenced on Saturday.

He said that the training started with 560 students, saying additional 940 students would join to make the routine befitting for the celebration.

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