Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has signed into law, Ekiti State Sports Development Trust Fund(SDTF).
A statement by the General Manager, Ekiti State Sports Council, on Sunday, quoted Fayemi as saying the fund would bring more development to the sports when implemented .
Fayemi said with the fund in place, there would be Public-Private partnership in the sponsorship of sporting activities and make the sector a priority of government in terms of funding .
“SDTF is strategic for the development of sports. Now that white collar jobs are not in place, there would be need for us to develop the sports sector to help in generating employments for our youths and build their skills to be able to compete locally, nationally and internationally”.
Speaking about the benefits of SDTF, the General Manager, Ekiti State Sports Council, Mr. Deji Samo, applauded the governor for the feat, saying it was unprecedented in the history of sports in Ekiti.