We will provide sports facilities, reward athletes – Oyo Govt.

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Seun Fakorede has stated that the present administration would do everything possible to provide basic amenities, welfare and facilities for the promotion of sports and progress in the state.

Mr Fakorede said this while presenting an award to Tawakalitu Yekeen, who won gold at the just concluded 7th Edition of African Continental Track Cycling Championship in Cairo.

While appreciating Tawakalitu for representing the state well at the tournament, Fakorede also appreciated her coaches whom he described as power house that were behind her success. 

He noted that it had become a norm, since the inception of the present administration in Oyo State to recognize and celebrate outstanding athletes publicly, so as to serve as motivation and inspiration to others.

“For you to have achieved so much in just one tournament, it shows that there are more achievements waiting for you and I use this moment to assure Miss Tawakalitu Yekeen here and other youths that are making us proud in the field of sports and other areas in this state of our backing.

“The present administration in Oyo State will not relent in supporting people that will bring sporting glories to the State, facilities are already being turned around to make training and preparations for athletes to succeed,” he assured.

The General Manager, Oyo State Sports Council, Mr. Gboyega Makinde assured that more athletes were being discovered for national and international competitions.

In her response, Tawakalitu thanked those who had contributed to her achievement, most especially her mother who had been her source of inspiration.

PR/Olaolu Fawole

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