Vanguard (Lagos)

26 November 2012

Nigeria: Eko Sports Festival - We'll Blow Your Mind

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 18th National Sports Festival tagged Eko 2012 is planning a colourful and memorable opening ceremony tomorrow at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

The ceremony will also be a replica of what happened at the London 2012 and it is a celebration showcasing the best of theLagos.

It also features a parade of all competing states and the highly anticipated entrance of the unity torch.

The eyes of the world will be onLagosfor the opening ceremony of the Eko 2012.

The ceremony will provide an opportunity for the world to view the tourism potentials ofLagos.

Aside the calisthenics display, the opening ceremony will witness the carnival like nature of the state.

Foremost musicians will also be part of the ceremony, which will commence at 5pm on Tuesday.

According to the LOC Secretary General, Kweku Tandoh, Nigerians should not miss the ceremony, as the best of the state will be on display with the gate opening at 3pm with pre-opening ceremony activities.

Tandoh, however, urged motorists to park their vehicles at the National Stadium without any fee.

"I think the opening ceremony is what we want Nigerians not to miss because it is only when they witness it that they can assess it.

The pre-activities before the proper opening ceremony will start at 3pm when the gate will be opened, while the main event will commence few minutes after 5pm. So nobody should miss it," the LOC scribe said.

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