Heritage Bank Plc has unveiled plans to organise an annual sporting event for secondary schools in Nigeria with the aim of discovering and rewarding talents.
The project known as Skoolympics, is aimed at building a heritage of champions using Lagos State for the pilot scheme.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, officially flagged off the project in Lagos, at a crowded corporate forum/ presentation.
Addressing representatives of prospective brand partners at the first official press briefing, the Heritage Bank’s boss who was represented by Executive Director, Service Bank, Mr. Niyi Adeseun , said Skoolympics is the lender’s signature sporting event designed to provide a platform for schools and youths to develop talents in sporting activities at an early stage.
Sekibo said that the idea behind Skoolympics was the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health.
Towards this end, the lender will bring together more than 80 public and private schools with about 6,000 students competing across all local government areas of Lagos State in the maiden edition.
The finals of the competition will take place this October at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere from October 19 to 21, 2016 and there will be various sporting activities such basketball, athletics, handball, table tennis and swimming among others.