The Methodist church hall at Sabo was filled to capacity as the entire community trooped out to catch a glimpse of athletes that won medals for the LCDA at the just concluded Ibile games 2012. The colourful reception was in fulfilment of the Hon Jide Jimoh’s commitment to appreciate and reward excellent performance as displayed by these athletes.

In his speech, the Executive Chairman, Hon AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh was full of praise to Almighty God for His support to the athletes. He commended the Lagos State Government for her initiative on grassroots sports development which was aimed at catching them young and to develop their potentials. He described the success as Sfirst of its kind.’ Never in the history of Yaba Local Council has a set of individuals brought this type of prominence and media blitz to Yaba as far as sports is concerned.’ he asserted.

‘Hear him further:  By the singular act of these individual athletes who are being celebrated in our midst, Yaba is known today as ‘’Golden Yaba’’.’ He enjoined the LCDA to start next games preparation in earnest as time waited for no one.

More than 300 athletes from different sporting events received merit certificates and cash award of N5000.00 each, while coaches received N10, 000.00 each. The supporters club received N50, 000.00, while the technical committee received cash award of N50, 000.00.

At the occasion were the vice chairman, Mrs Bola Olumegbon, one-time Yaba chairman, Otunba Adetayo Oyemade, Mr Tunde Okusanya, leader of the legislative arm,Hon Linda Bola John and the entire legislators, members of the Executive council, National Youth organisation President, Mallam Musa Balarabe. Others are: Mr Oladigbolu, Asst. Technical Director, Lagos State Sports Council, Members of Ibile Games 2012 Technical committee, Action Congress  of Nigeria Mainland and Yaba chairmen Alhaji Quadri and Alhaji Farayola. Mr Tunde Ojikutu led members of the management team to the occasion. Women leaders, party supporters, all the victorious Athletes and members of the public all made the event a wonderful one.


The arrival of Hon Jide Jimoh at the              Hon Jide Jimoh in a chat with the

venue of the ceremony.                                      council manager, Tunde Ojikutu.


Left, Prophetess Tijani, Alhaji Farayola          Alhaji Tunde Ojikutu and Hon Jide Jimoh

Alhaji Akinbola and Alhaji Rufai at the           with the giant Ibile Games trophy.


The physically Challenged medalists              The karate Medalists Table during

table during the ceremony                                 the presentation.


The judo Medalists during the                          The weightlifter Medalists at the

ceremony                                                               presentation ceremony.


Cross section of the members of the                Members of the legislative arm at

public at the occasion.                                         the ceremony.


Cross section of the Medalists at the                  Otunba Oyemade, Hon Jide Jimoh

occasion.                                                                   Hon Bola Linda John & Doyin Rojaye.


Guests were being entertained at the occasion during the presentation ceremony.


Apostle J. A. Ojo offered the opening                Supervisor for Agric & Rural Dev.

prayers                                                                     Hon Shehu Ishola in his opening remarks.


The great performer dancers entertaining the gathering during the ceremony.


Invited Guests clustered round the                 Hon Jide Jimoh and Mr Bamgbaye

chairman as he danced to the music               in a discussion at the occasion

of Wale Adex during the ceremony.


Dancing time as the chairman and members of the high table danced to the music

of wale Adex


Hon Jide Jimoh and members of                       Hon Jide Jimoh and Otunba Tayo

Ibile Games Technical committee                       Oyemade in a chat during the occasion


Alhaji Farayola, LGA chairman, Yaba              Hon Jide JImoh while delivering

LCDA.                                                                      his speech at the occasion.



Mr Babatunde Okusanya presented merit cerificate to the medalists.


Otunba Tayo Oyemade presented                       Vice chairman, Bola lawal Olemegbon

merit certificate to a medalist.                             while presenting merit certificate to a medalist.


A medalist received his merit certificate           Mr Omiyale presented a merit certficate

from Mr Doyin Rojaye, SLG Yaba LCDA.         to a medalist during the occasion.


Mr Tunde Ojikutu during the presentation     Mrs Aregbesola of Lagos State Sports council

of merit certificate to a medalist.                        presented a merit certificate to a medalist.


Mra Aregbesola while presenting merit certificate to medalists during theceremony.


Hon Jide Jimoh presented merit                         Presentation of cash gift to the coach of

certificate to the chess medalist.                           the medalists by the chairman


Coaches received cash gift on behalf of their athletes (Medalists) from the chairman

during the presentation ceremony.

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  1. Anslem

    Let keep this up for future challenge. Your performance is applauded……….

  2. Tunde

    You have done what other chairmen before you have never done. You inspired us, you treated us wel, you trilled us, you showered encomium on us and you honored us. God will honor you. We promise to give more medals next time. Thk.

  3. Anike

    God has given you wisdom and you must keep it. Remain bless.

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