Monday, 24 September 2012

Eko 2012 : Jonathan flags off torch movement

Goodluck Jonathan will
on Sept. 25 in Abuja,
flag off the movement
of the ‘Torch of Unity’
to mark the official
countdown to the
forthcoming 18th
National Sports
The festival tagged:
“Eko 2012,” would
hold between Nov. 27
and Dec. 9 in Lagos.
In a statement in Lagos
on Sunday, Dr Kweku
Tandoh, the Secretary-
General, Local
Organising Committee
(LOC) of the festival,
said that Jonathan
would be joined at the
event by all the state
Tandoh added that Mrs
Adejoke Orelope-
Adefulire, the Lagos
State Deputy Governor,
who is also the LOC
Chairman and the
committee members,
would also be at the
“The festival torch is
expected to go round
all the other 35 states
of the federation and
the FCT during a 60-
day period before
arriving in the host
state, Lagos.
“So, every state in the
federation will have
the torch with them for
some days, thereby
creating awareness
among the people in
those states,” he said.
Tandoh noted that the
torch symbolised unity
and friendship which,
he said, were some of
the ideals of the sports
“The torch also
symbolises the unity
and friendship that is
engendered by the
spirit of the sports
He recalled that the
games was conceived
after the civil war as
one of the tools of
building friendship,
unity and togetherness
among the various
federating units of the

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