Written by David Ugbabe
Governor Gboyega Oyetola has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the development of sports as a means of engendering peaceful co-existence, sustaining the state’s status as the most power state ion the country.
The Governor made the declaration at the 2021 Osun Sports Festival closed after the final competition at the state capital, Oshogbo. He said, “From time immemorial, sports have been used to establish ties and build camaraderie among people all over the world. In line with this time-tested objective, we are employing sports to preach and spread the message of love, unity, hope and development so that we can continue.
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to sustain our status as the most peaceful state in the country and achieve our goal of transforming our socio-economic development. He said: “As you already know, sports development is one of the major ways to harness and empower our teeming youths. The festival has therefore provided the opportunity not only to engage our youth’s productivity but also harness their latent potential for productive engagement.
He said: “Without any iota of doubt, this Sports Festival, which is now culminating into its finals today, is another giant stride by this Administration. It stems from our avowed and determined quest to transform sports and youth development in our state.
He therefore reiterated that his administration has “put the sports festival together to discover hidden talents in various sports in our Local Government Areas, harness and groom them to stardom. This will eventually boost the performance of the state athletes at various national and international competitions.”