Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Osun to stage sports festival

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State yesterday unveiled Osun Sports Festival.Speaking on behalf of the governor at a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital,

The Nation

Osun Commissioner for Youths and Sports Festival, Yemi Lawal said that the state had concluded plans to hold Osun Sports Festival (OSF) – a 31-sporting-activity designed to positively channel the energy of youths in the state.

The festival would also be used to identify budding talents with the aim of nurturing them to stardom.

The Commissioner stressed that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola believed in the talents of Osun youths and saw the need to channel their energy towards the development of the sports in the state.

According to him, “It has been the focus of the present administration under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to develop sports at the grassroots, the festival will be taken to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

“The festival will parade athletes in 31 sports which will include athletics, football, tennis, volleyball, boxing, weightlifting among others and it will be held in three phases of Local, Zonal and State. All local government areas will present at least 100 athletes at the festival which will climax by the last week of August.

Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode said the present administration sees sports as a catalyst for development in the state.

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