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Why We Are Staging A Water Racing Competition –Maleek  Shehu,  Convener, Lagos All  Sail

The need to find   more colourful ways of  putting the huge body of water  Lagos is blessed with to better uses  inspired  the dream to birth the Lagos All Sail  Championship

Speaking while announcing the  championship that would involve  competition from boat racers from various individuals and groups  between December 13 – 15, 2018, convener of the event, Maleek Shehu  said  he was moved by the desire to add more value to  Lagos natural endowment to start a water racing competition that he hopes will change the face of water sports in  Nigeria.
I ” The need to put the rich water heritage of Lagos to better uses prompted our desire to stage a water racing championship that will hold from December 13 15, 201
” The competition will see various teams competing  in various categories – the King Of The Sea, Queen Of The Sea and Prince Of The Sea in boat racing as well as Jeskying.Winners iwill be presented sumptuous cash prizes ,itiel trophies and medals,”  he said.
Also  present and lending a big  hand of support to the project  was Rear Admiral Festus Porbeni (,rtd) , President of the Nigeria Rowing, Canoeing and Sailing Federation who also doubles as the Lagos All Sail’s Grand  Patron.
In his address, he said,” the event will not   only  offer an   opportunity to open up the waters to sports  activity, fun and leisure, it also  will create an awareness about  the unexplored possibilities of water sports in Nigeria.” he added.
The  event which will run for three days will also feature a  seminar, and an exhibition/sale of  water transport hard ware as well as an  end- of – event party  that will feature some  of the country’s  fast rising song stars and disc jockeys, particularly Timi Dakolo and DJ Cuppy amongst others.
The duo of Ali Baba and  Frank Edoho  will  also be present to add colour and humour to the event.
The media briefing was also graced by Navy  Captain Steve Ochepo Odeh, Femi Fowler, and Ladi Ali Mumuni, a marine expert.


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