THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – In a bid to introduce fencing to more young people in Nigeria, the Nigeria Fencing Federation (NFF) is facilitating a two-day programme in Lagos that will run from Tuesday to Wednesday, October 29 and October 30, respectively.
Yinka Samuel, the president of the NFF, said the programme became necessary because the country has gained massively from hosting the African Fencing Championship in Lagos in 2018 and the sport has been constantly expanding to various states and geographical zones across Nigeria.
According to report, over 500 kids and 10 Physical and Health Education teachers in Eti-Osa, Apapa and Ajegunle local government areas of Lagos are to benefit from the two-day programme.
The programme is scheduled to come up first at St. George Primary School, Falomo, Ikoyi, followed by United Christian School, Apapa, and then Kings Primary School, Ajegunle.
It will feature introduction of fencing to the pupils of each school, followed by a single fencing bout.