Engr. Ifedayo Akindoju, the President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), has listed the gains of the annual Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.
The NTF President who spoke at the press briefing to herald the commencement of this year’s competition, noted that the tournament is already exposing the Lagos to the world with the caliber and number of players who come into the country every year.
|Project Lagos in a positive light to the world, NTF President charges journalists.|
He encouraged the journalists on ground to ensure they give the tournament a wide coverage and project the country in a positive light.
“These Futures 4 and 5 are the only ones that combine both male and female players in Nigeria having done the 1, 2 and 3 early in the year.
“I encourage the media personnel to advertise this sport and let the world know that there is tennis in Nigeria.
“Report the tournament to project Nigeria in a very positive light. There are a lot of gains from this tournament; over 500 players coming here means that we are moving the world to Lagos.
|The NTF President (right), addressing the journalists at the press conference.|
“There is only one reason it can happen; the peace of Lagos and the interest of the organisers. When these visitors come and see that there are no guns on the streets of Lagos, they leave with a positive mindset.
“It does tourism, and encourages a lot of people to come to Lagos. And when they have come to Lagos, they have come to Nigeria,” the NTF said to a rapturous applause.