Lagos- Special Olympics Nigeria (S.O. Nig) on Tuesday said that the date for its forthcoming Regional Games slated for Enugu, was yet to be fixed because of lack of sponsors.
Folasade Bolumole, S.O. Nig’s National Director, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
She, however, said she was optimistic that the body would get some sponsors before July, the proposed month for the regional games in Enugu
NAN reports that S. O. Nig is a non-profit organisation that is solely dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports, to become physically fit.
"We are looking at the first week in July which is tentative; we are still trying to find sponsorship for the Enugu regional games.
"We are getting response and we are positive that we will pull through as we did at the South West regional games,’’ Bolumole said.
On the body’s current relationship with the National Sports Commission (NSC), Bolumole told NAN that there was no relationship between them.
"As we speak nothing has come from the NSC in terms of recognition or otherwise.
"But we are still hopeful that very soon they will look our way and understand what we stand for,’’ the national director added.