Oyo Govt. Reiterates Commitment to Sports
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says his administration is developing sports to productively engage youths in the state.
The governor stated this at the presentation of awards and certificates to the winners of the Oyo State 2021 Junior Golf Competition, to conclude a weeklong Golf Clinic organised for kids and teenagers by the Oyo State Ministry of Youth and Sports.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the governor, while speaking at the Ibadan Golf Club, Ibadan, venue of the event, noted that the state has been creating platforms for youths to channel their energies to sports.
Governor Makinde also used the occasion to celebrate the achievement of the state, which placed 6th on the medal table of the just concluded National Sports Festival (Edo 2020) with 103 medals, commending the state’s athletes.
He equally charged the Sports Ministry to ensure that the contingent comes back with 100 Gold medals in the 2022 Festival slated for Delta State.
According to him, the state will put everything in place to further develop sports, adding that his administration has embarked on the upgrade of sporting facilities across the state in order to attract talents and to ensure that there is a programme for every child, even those who could not afford golf kits.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Seun Fakorede, appreciated the governor for supporting sports activities in the state.
Similarly, the brain behind the Golf Clinic who is the Special Assistant to Governor on Sports Development, Mr. Tobi Oyewunmi admonished parents to encourage their wards to develop interest in sports and inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship in them.