The diocesan sports fiesta provides an opportunity for women to exercise themselves and keep fit; it also creates an avenue for them to compete in various sports event as a family.
The wife of the primate of all Nigeria and bishop of the Anglican diocese of Abuja Mrs Nkasiobi Okoh made this known at the annual diocesan sports fiesta held at the Anglican Girl’s Grammar school field Gudu, Apo Abuja.
In her speech, mama primate stated that the diocesan sport fiesta was born out of the desire to have families come together in a relaxed atmosphere in preparatory to the celebration of the mothering Sunday. She said not only that it gives opportunity to women to interact among themselves in a relaxed atmosphere, it also enable them to discover their hidden talents in the field of sports.
Also the representative of the primate of all Nigeria at the event, the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Wusasa the Rt Revd. Dr lamido said the event is important as fitness creates healthy minds, he therefore charged the women to use the occasion to create healthy competition among themselves.The sports fiesta featured various sporting activities to include; sack race, lime and spoon race, tying of head tie, race for all level, dance for Jesus and a host of others
The chairman of the event, Dr Olu Fakeye stressed the benefit of sporting and other fitness activities; according to him fitness puts one in a proper state of mind to serve God better.
High point of the event was the presentation of prizes to winners by mama primate and other people called upon.
Some of the dignitaries present at the occasion were the Rt Revd. A.B Lamido the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Wusasa, Wife of the former primate Mrs Susan Akinola, Ven and Mrs Akindoyeni, Dr Wakama, Ms Ammal Pepple and a host of others.