Ogun LG pledges to boost sports


Alhaji Rahmon Olabode, the Transition Committee Chairman of Yewa South Local Government Council, has pledged to implement policies that would aid sports development in the area.

Olabode said this in Ilaro on Thursday while playing host to the council’s team which represented the local government at the 2020 Governor’s Cup Sporting Competition organised early this year in Abeokuta.

He said his administration would make sports more attractive, especially to the youths, which accordingly would enable them develop their talents and make a livelihood from it.

Represented by his deputy, Hon. Samson Salako, the council boss charged youths to channel their energy on positive endeavours that would guarantee them a rewarding future while shunning acts capable of jeopardising their future.

“I am very happy that you represented our local government very well. You gave a good account of yourselves and at the end, came back with some medals. I am very proud of you all.

“Let me use this opportunity to assure you that we will not relent in developing sports in Yewa South Local Government and we will also continue to encourage and reward talents,’’ he said.

The council’s Head of Local Government Administration, Ms Olasubomi Ayorinde, also congratulated the team members and urged them to remain focused.

She stated that with dedication, they could become world renowned and earn good living from sports.

Ayorinde paid tributes to the team’s coach for his efforts at fishing out young athletes and footballers across primary schools in the area, imploring him and his crew to nurture them to stardom.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the contingent and Sports Desk Officer at the Local Government Education Authority, Mr Bolaji Olusanya, appreciated the council for its unwavering support during and after the competition.

He said the team won gold in the female 100 metres race and a bronze medals in both the football competition and female 100 metres relay race. (NAN)

Aug. 13, 2020 | 12:22 GMT

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