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ODHA pledges support for information, youths, sports devt

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo


Ondo State House of Assembly has pledged to ensure that the desired results are achieved as regards Information, Youth and Sports development in the state.

The House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports, led by its Chairman, Akogun Olugbenga Omole gave the assurance when he led other members on oversight visit to the  State Radiviosion Corporation (OSRC),  Ministry of Youth and Sports and the  State Football Agency (ODSFA), in Akure.

 Omole  commended  the founding fathers  and the Management of OSRCfor ensuring sustainability of the system .

According to him, the Committee believed that the relocation of Orange FM radio station to OSRC will save cost, manpower, lives, reduce stress of staff for better output.

The Chairman of OSRC Media Group, Mr Kunle Adebayo who explained the activities of the stations to the lawmakers affirmed that bringing the stations together will save government millions of naira.

He noted that virtually what is needed for the seamless operation have been purchased while work is ongoing on the proposed studio for the relocation next month.

The Management of OSRC equally took members round the studio to house Orange FM station.

Speaking at the State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the lawmakers said the success of the ministry is very important in building the image of the State, promising to continue to give maximum support for it upliftment.

While congratulating all the State indigenes that won medals in the last tournament, he said all hands must continue to be on deck to move the sector forward

Also at ODSFA ,the committee charged the Agency to do its  best to ensure the State shine in the next football season.  assuring  its readiness to support the executive on the proposed Sports Trust Fund.

Earlier, the State Commissioner  for Youth and Sports, Mr. Dele Ologun who reeled out the achievements and challenges of the Ministry to the Committee, promised to do everything possible to achieve the set goal.

He however sought for the support of the lawmakers in actualising the proposed and line up activities of the  sector.

While welcoming the lawmakers, the Secretary of ODSFA, Ijeh Bekewei who informed the Committee about their activities and challenges, said the board of the agency was recently dissolved.


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