Leading security firm Hogan Guards sponsored a football tournament which was hosted at Moslem Primary School in Ijebu Ode on Friday, June 25, 2021 as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. Hogan Guards renovated Moslem Primary School’s sports facilities, donated athletic apparel to the student athletes and educational gifts to each of the schools involved. 

The championship trophy was presented to St. Matthew Anglican Primary School by Otunba Dr. Adetunji Dawodu, the chairman of Alphagate College of Health Technology Ijebu Ode and Pioneer Provost of Ogun State College of Health Technology Ilese, Ijebu. Also present was retired Brigadier General Abiodun Quadri who presented gifts to the youth referees on behalf of Hogan Guards. 

St. Matthew Anglican school football players celebrate after being crowned champions

The CEO of Hogan Guards, Paul J. Ibirogba, during his speech stressed the importance of competitive interschool youth sports not only for health and fitness benefits but to build character, sportsmanship, teamwork, and to give athletes an opportunity to develop their skills, excel and possibly compete at the highest levels. 

The coach and reserve players of Moslem Primary School watch their team compete

“As a nation leading security firm and the largest security company headquartered in Ogun State, we take pride in sponsoring Ogun State youth sports,” said Mr. Ibirogba. He added that securing school premises should be a top priority for faculty, given the state of insecurity around the nation after which he delivered safety tips to the children in attendance. 

Hogan Guards kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration with this football competition as a way to show appreciation for the communities that the company serves and to align with the company’s core social responsibility areas, which includes health and fitness. The company’s celebration which includes a number of social welfare and environmental initiatives will run until the end of August, the month when Hogan began operations 40 years ago.