Seasoned sportscaster and the Independent Chairperson of the Nigeria Women League Board, Aisha Falode, has charged stakeholders in sport on the need to develop the women’s game.
Falode made this clarion call at the second edition of the Ladies in Sports conference (LIS 2017) by Lavie Associates, held at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos over the weekend.
In her words: “There could not have been more apt and auspicious time to take a pensive look at the state of affairs of the women’s league than the platform provided by the enigmatic Ladies in Sports Conference as well as its captivating and challenging theme.’’
The British High Commissioner, Paul Akwright, who also in attendance, presented grants on behalf of the Ladies in Sports team to last season’s three most valuable players of the Nigeria Women Premier League – Rofiat Sule and Alice Ogebe of Rivers Angels as well as Rita Akarekor of Delta Queens).
Founder of the Ladies in Sports conference, Tega Onojaife, assured that more effort will be put into making the event impact on more athletes and women in Sports.
Other notable personalities that made paper presentations the conference were the British High Commissioner’s Deputy, Laura Beaufils; the former Head of Politics, Andrew Fleming; Super Falcons’ defender, Onome Ebi; Ita Bassey, Head of innovation at Nigerian Breweries Plc; award winning UK Producer, Benny Bonsu; while SuperSport Presenter, Mozez Praiz, spoke on behalf of SuperSport General Manager, Felix Awogu.
The next edition will take place in June 2018.