The Ijora Olopa Football Pitch constructed by Lagos State Government was commissioned on Sunday February 23rd, 2014. The commissioning ceremony was preceded by a novelty match between Mainland/Yaba All Stars and Otto United. The Mainalnd/Yaba team was led by the executive chairman of Yaba LCDA who was the overall winner of 2013 Ibile games in Lagos State, Hon Jide Jimoh. The match ended 4-1 in favour of Mainland/Yaba All Stars.
Mainland?Yaba All Stars Team Otto United Team
Hon Jide Jimoh 2nd left with Officials Hon Jide Jimoh 2nd right, officials and team captains
Hon Jide Jimoh as he set to perform the kick off ceremony.
Hon Jide Jimoh as he took the kick off Hon Jide Jimoh in action during the match.
Speaking before the award, the President of Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Hon H. O Mohammed said the administration of Hon Jide Jimoh has affected the lives of the people of Yaba with laudable projects geared towards making them live a worthy, fulfilling life.
“ Hon jide Jimoh has written his name on gold as the first Local Government council in Africa to set up Fire Service unit with the training of 17 Youths of the LCDA as fire service recruits and also the ‘Elderly Peoples Scheme’ where elderly people of ages 70 and above are placed on monthly salary of N10, 0000.00 every month amongst other achievements”, the president said.
cross section members of Yaba LCDA
LGA chairman in the midst of his people. Hon Jide Jimoh (2nd left) & other dignitaries.
Hon Jide Jimoh Hon Jide Jimoh in the middle.
President, (NWF), Hon H.O. Mohammed Hon H.O during his welcome address.
Indoor Hall of Gymnasium complex Dignitaries on standing ovation for State chairman.
Digging it in a traditional way Hon jide Jimoh and one of the guests.
Otunba Henry Ajomale, APC state chairman during his speech.
Some of the award plaques on display
some of the wrestling bout scenes before the presentation of the awards.
Hon Jide Jimoh received his awards from Otunba Henry Ajomale
Yaba LCDA Female Football Team, Yaba Queens are back in training in preparation for the National Female Challenge Cup. The team trained under the watchful eyes of the team coach and goalkeeper trainer inside the practicing pitch of Nigerian Railway Corporation, Loco.
The team will be representing Lagos State in the National Female Challenge Cup and will be competing with other states in group preliminaries at either Akure or Abuja zone.
The two Goalkeepers and their trainer during the training session
Yaba Queens during their training session.
The executive chairman, Hon Jide Jimoh, while receiving the ‘golden girls’ and their officials thanked God Almighty for the victory and congratulated the team for putting up a wonderful performance that gave them the victory. He said the team had made the LCDA proud and assured them of his encouragement and total support in all their future engagements.
With the victory, Yaba Queen would represent Lagos State in the National female competition coming up later in the year. The captain of the team later presented the trophy to the chairman while the team was presented with a cash donation by the executive chairman on behalf of Yaba LCDA.
Yaba Female Football team (Yaba Queen) during their visit to the executive chairman
The captain of the team during the The executive Chairman while congratulating the
Introduction of the team members the team on their victory
The executive chairman and supervisor The executive chairman demonstrated his
for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation joy on the victory of the team
Presentation of the trophy to the chairman by the team’s skipper (Dennis Rosemary).
The executive chairman with the trophy.
The chairman and the executive members The chairman in a group photograph
in a group photograph with the team officials.
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.
PRESENTATION OF MERIT CERTIFICATES AND CASH GIFT TO THE MEDALIST
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
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‘’BE committed, DO what it takes, and you will HAVE what you want’’ _________Phillip C. McGraw.
‘’Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity’’ ______________Luis Seneca.
Today, we give due praise to Allah, Subhuana Tahala for providing the requisite platform for the achievement of the unparalleled glory that our victorious sports men and women have bestowed on Yaba Local Council Development Area. Never in the history of this LCDA has a set of individuals brought this type of prominence and media blitz to Yaba, as far as sports is concerned. Today, Yaba LCDA is being described as ‘’Golden Yaba’’, courtesy our glorious sports men and women.
Aside the fact that we are the overall winners of the prestigious Ibile Cup, this avalanche of medals: gold, silver and bronze, which we garnered, is intimidating. Our sportsmen and women competed in virtually all the games and won medals in almost all of them.
Your victories in these sporting events were not fortuitous. Neither were they happen stances. They were outcome of your toil and sweat: good and consistent planning, rigorous practices, and serious self-denials among others.
There is no doubt that from the onset, you were determined, focused and committed. It was obvious you were not going to settle for anything less than success. You demonstrated inadvertently your adroit belief in the panacea enunciated by that renowned psychologist, Phillip C. McGraw. According to him, the secret of success lies in 3 words: BE, DO, and HAVE. Expanded, this says: ‘’Be committed, DO what it takes and you will HAVE what you want’’.
Luis Seneca puts it this way: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.’ You seized the opportunity which Ibile competition offered and availed the game of your preparation to attain success.
The reception we are holding today is being organised basically to appreciate and acknowledge your superlative performances. It is our own way of applauding you people. We are not shy to clap for you. The Yorubas have a saying ‘’Eniti a se loore ti ko dupe, bi olosa ko eru eni lo ni’’. There is another one: ‘’Yin ni Yin ni, ki eni o se mii’’. Voltaire alluded to this when he said: ‘’Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belongs to us a well’’
In order for us to push home very well our appreciation, we have made available some cash gifts which will be given out to all of you in the course of this programme. We cannot also forget to give kudos to all the officials; the coaches, medical team, members of the technical committee and also those who participated one way or the other to the success achieved by our sports men and women. We commend all of you for your painstaking contributions that culminated in this huge success that we all relish joyfully and celebrate.
As we engage in back-slapping and glass-clinking while celebrating, we should not get carried away as we need to start preparation in earnest for next games. Some of us may think it is still far. No! Please, remember that time is never man’s friend. We must not forget the wise saying that ‘’Achieving success is not as difficult as sustaining it’’. The success we have achieved this year must be sustained.
Thank you and God bless you
EKO O NI BAJE O!
You Are Blessed Always.(YABA).]]>
In his short words of encouragement with the team after the encounter, the Council Chairman, Hon AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh who was at the Stadium congratulated the team for getting to the final and said though they lost in the final, they have not disappointed the entire Council. He advised them to put the defeat behind them and begin to prepare for other future competition
Abidemi Afolabi, a Yaba queen received the most valuable players (MVP) of the tournament.
The Chairman announced a cash reward of Four Hundred Thousand to the entire team and the officials. Also, fifteen of the players willing to sit for G. C. E. are to receive free forms from the council and jobs to be provided for those that are seeking for employment. Yaba lens says congratulations to our Queen.
Yaba Queen Female Football team before their final Match against Oworosoki Babes
The two teams before the match Yaba team on the pitch for the kick off
Yaba Queen in a group photograph before the kick off
Yaba Queen in a prayer mood before the match
Arrival of the Chairman and his entourage to the match venue.
Yaba Queen before the presentation of medals An address by the coordinator, grassroot sports in Lagos State
Presentation of medal to Hon Jide Jimoh Hon Jide Jinoh commented about the success of the competiton
Presentation of medals to Yaba Queen Football players and officials after the Final match.
The most valuable player of the tournament, Bidemi Afolabi of Yaba Queen with her prize
Yaba Queen goalkeeper going for her medal Bidemi Afolabi dedicated her prize to the Chairman
Yaba Queen team in a group photograph with Hon Jide Jimoh and a mini reception for the players
after the match in his office.
Hon Jide Jimoh in a brief meeting with the players and officials in his office]]>
Hon Jide Jimoh and his team entering Alhj Ojikutu, council manager,
the main bowl of the Teslim Stadium for Hon Jide Jimoh and Hon bola Lawal
the final of 2012 Ibile Games Olumegbon at the main bowl.
Hon Jide Jimoh and Hon Bola Lawal Members of Yaba LCDA supporters club
Olumegbon at the Stadium. at the Stadium for the finals
Another cross section of Yaba LCDA Athletes for the finals of 4 by 400
supporters club metres relay race.
Athletes for 4 by 100 metres relay Yaba LCDA supporters club.
race filling out to the track
Special guest of honour at the finals, Match past of the participating Local
Mr Obafemi Martins acknowledged government and Local council develop
cheersb from supporters of Yaba LCDA. ment areas.
The participating Local Governments and LCDAs after the match past.
Players for the finals of the football match between Ipakodo Senior Secondary School
and Oduduwa High School Mushin before the kick-off
One of the supporters of Yaba LCDA Actions from the football match between
displayed the champion’s banner Ipakodo Sec. Sch. and Oduduwa Schl.
Actions from the final of the football match between Ipakodo Secondary School
and Oduduwa High school, Mushin. Ipakodo won by 5 – 1
Obafemi Martins presented jersey Cultural display by Oshun traditional
No 10 to Governor Fashola. worshppers during the final of Ibile games
Arrival of overall champion’s Trophy The Sangbetto cultural dancers from Badagry
Cultural display by different cultural groups to add glamour to the grand finale
The arrival of the championship Trophy and display of other trophies.
Gov. Babatunde Fashola during The victorious Chairman, Hon Jide
his speech at the grand finale Jimoh lifting up the championship trophy.
The Championship trophy inside the Yaba LCDA Executive and the chairman
chairman’s office. in a group photograph with the trophy
The chairman and the medalists in Group photograph with the members
a group photograph of the legislature.
Hon Olumegbon, hon Jide jimoh Alhj.Farayola, Hon Jide Jimoh and
and Hon sheu Ishola with the trophy Alhj Alade Grillo with the trophy.
Hon. Akeju, Hon. Olumegbon, Hon Celebration time in the chairman’s
Jide Jimoh and Hon Onikan. office.
The victorious chairman waits presentation of Ibile games 2012 trophy from
Governor Babatunde Fashola.
And the champion received his trophy fron Gov. Babatunde Fashola.]]>
The presentation ceremony took place inside the indoor sport of Rowe Park, Casino in Yaba LCDA on Thursday 24th May, 2012. Yaba LCDA clinched many Gold medals and Silver nearly in all the decided games. Yaba lens was at the occasion to catch all the actions of the presentation ceremony.
Hon Sheu Ishola, Hon Jide Jimoh and Medal presentation by the Chairman,
Alhaji Farayola at the medal presentation Hon. Jide Jimoh at the occasion.
Jide Jimoh in hand shake with of Another Athlete receieved medal from the chairman.
the Yaba LCDA Gold medalists.
Chairman poised with another althlete Medal presentation to another athlete
Yaba LCDA athlete received his Gold Gold medalist from Yaba LCDA.
Medal from the Chairman Yaba LCDA.
Yaba athlete in a photograph with Hon Sheu Ishola decorated another athlete from Yaba.
the chairman, Hon Jide Jimoh
Another Gold medal for Yaba Hon Sheu Ishola, Hon Jide Jimoh & Ahlj. Farayola.
Hon Jide Jimoh with the some of the Another Gold medal to the chairman
Gold medals won by Yaba LCDA
Presentation of medal to the athlete Mr Tunde Amusa, Hon Sheu Ishola, Hon Jide Jimoh,
by the chairman during the ceremony Alhj Farayola and Mr Tunde Ojikutu at the occasion.
Members of Yaba LCDA supporters club The supporters club in a celebration mood.
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The chairman, Hon Jide Jimoh said he was pleased to receive the coach in his office and praised him for his laudable contributions to sports development in Nigeria. He said his depth of experience could never be overestimated when it came to the game of soccer.
On the coming Junior League, Hon Jide Jimoh promised to give adequate support toward its success. The junior league is open to people under the age 20 years and each local government is expected to raise a team in preparation for the competition. Coach Olatunde Disu is the Technical Director, Junior League competition, Lagos State.
Coach Tunde Disu Hon Jide Jimoh.
Hon jide Jimoh in hand shake Coach Disu, Hon Jide Jimoh and Official
with coach Tunde Disu. of the sports council.
Coach Disu in a brief meeting with The media assistant to the chairman
the Chairman, Hon Jide Jimoh. in an interview with coach Tunde Disu