Group Urges Enhanced Government Support For Paralympic Athletes and Blind Sports Initiatives 🎊 The Scoper Media

Group Urges Enhanced Government Support For Paralympic Athletes and Blind Sports Initiatives 🎊 The Scoper Media

By Cleopatra Eki

Preparations are on top gears to celebrate the Annual Sports Day for the Blind with  a theme :Breaking Barriers – Vision Beyond Sight Lagos, Nigeria.

The Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB), Oshodi, Lagos, announces her 26th Annual Sports Day, scheduled  for  May 23rd at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Centre Yaba, Lagos, by 10am.

The  Chief host and FNSB chairman council , Mr Fusi Akinkugbe made the call at VTC Oshodi Lagos. He said  “as we approach our 70th anniversary in 2025, we reflect on our journey of over seven decades of training and empowering the blind community in Nigeria.”

We look forward to a day filled with sports, unity, and the breaking of barriers.
Akinkugbe appealed to governments and stakeholders to  support the sports event for blind. He has stressed the need  for equal opportunities and inclusiveness for people living with Disabilities,they need empathy, love and support.

Speaking Mrs Ayopeju Njideaka, chairman Board of Governors, Vocational Training Center for the blind, disclosed that established in 1955, FNSB has been dedicated to providing hope, support, and opportunities for individuals facing the challenges of blindness and visual impairment.

According to her, This year’s event, themed “Breaking Barriers: Vision Beyond Sight,” aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the visually impaired and to educate the community on the importance of eye care.

The event will also serve as a platform to celebrate the resilience, strength and potential of visually impaired individuals.
We invite the general public, stakeholders, potential sponsors,government officials, and media outlets to join us in this celebration of diversity and inclusion.

To grace the event is the immediate Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, officials of the  Lagos State Sports Commission and other dignitaries.

However, our headline sponsor for this year’s event is the Daramola Dynasty Foundation. We are also honored to have the support of BlueBulb Financial Ltd, Cadbury Nigeria, Guinness, IAL Nigeria, Creseada,  FCMB, and other esteemed partners.

Their generous contributions have made this event possible, and we are deeply grateful for their support Your attendance and support will not only encourage the blind community in Lagos but also contribute to our ongoing mission of rehabilitating and empowering the visually impaired.