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Atlantic Hall Flags Off N2.5bn Ultra-Modern Sports Complex

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Mr. Andrew Jedras, Principal, Atlantic Hall Schol (left); Mrs. Maureen Akpofure-Awobokun, PTA Chairman; Dr. Kweku Tandoh, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission and Mrs. Taiwo Taiwo, member School Board of Trustee after the tree planting exercise to flag-off the multi-million sports complex recently.
Lagos – Management of Atlantic Hall School, Poka-Epe, Lagos State, over the weekend, announced and flagged-off N2.5billion project for the construction of an ultra-modern sports complex within the 30-hectare land space on which the college is built.

At the flag-off that featured a tree planting exercise alongside the 26th Valedictory and graduation ceremony of the 2017/2018 set of students at the school, the special guest of honour, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission assured the management of the school of the state government’s commitment to the project.

“We have seen the plans and drawings for the centre. His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has made a pledge to support this project both financially and technically working through the Lagos State Sports Commission.


Tadoh added: “For us at the Lagos State Sports Commission, the beauty of the complex is that it will not just solely serve Atlantic Hall School alone but made available for schools in the whole of the area and this will for the benefit of all and sundry”. The project expected to sit on a 15 hectares of land will comprise of five football pitches, an eight-lane tartan track, 1,000 square meter multi-purpose indoor sports hall, basketball courts, six tennis courts, volleyball and handball courts.

According to Mrs. Maureen Akpofure Awobokun, the chairman, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), other facilities include a gymnasium, a pavilion with 1,200-capacity bleacher, an Olympic size swimming pool and a wall of fame for the outstanding athletes and sportsmen and women that the school produces.


She added: “The design of the proposed sports complex is also in recognition of the fact that we need to develop our schools to be at par with those in developed countries. This generation, our generation, owes it to our children and the generation to come, to put the right foundations in place in our educational sector”.

She appealed to corporate organisations and stakeholders in the country to buy into the laudable idea by being part of the project, saying that it will be a creative idea to brand the complex in the name of an organization similar to the like of Emirates stadium in the English football league.

The Pavilion would also include male and female changing rooms for students; male and female changing rooms for adults, offices, adequate equipment storage space and space for a snack bar.

The 1500 seater Multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall would have the capacity for a 5 court hall (badminton, basketball, handball, volleyball) for indoor sports, 600 bleacher capacity; male and female changing rooms and also have offices for the sports department, the gymnasium and space for a small snack bar. This is in addition to, changing rooms, vendor stands, toilets and other ancillary facilities.

Atlantic Hall Principal, Mr. Andrew Jedras also stated the project when completed will not only keep the students physically and mentally fit but enhance their social competence.

Dr. Kweku Tandoh commended the school for their vision and commitment to sports development.


He added that the Lagos State Sports Commission is happy to associate with the school on the project.

According to Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council, the primary aims of the sports complex include promotion of early talent discovery, grassroots youth development, healthy living among young people and to serve as an efficient way of engaging young people against societal vices.

The school has over the years produced outstanding sports and academic talents which include the fastest man in Nigeria, Seye Ogunlewe; Anaeto Ikechukwu, Farida Dankaro, Hafiz Fusigboye, Osi Umenyiora, Chetanna Chukwudum, Ify Eze, Uju Nneji and Rasheedat Gbadamosi, among others.



Read more https://independent.ng/atlantic-hall-flags-off-n2-5bn-ultra-modern-sports-complex/

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