Sports, veritable tool for national unity
By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has described sports and cultural competition as veritable tools for a united nation in every clime, including Nigeria.
The Governor made this assertion while declaring open National Youth Service Commission Zonal Preliminary Sports and Cultural festival held at the NYSC orientation camp ground, Ede.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr.Yemi Lawal, stressed that the festival take place at a crucial time when the nation needs complete reorientation against ethnicity, religious bigotry and other divisive tendencies.
He added that the nation believes in the Youth as agents to foster unity in the prevailing diversity,h ence the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Ayodele Adegoke commended Governor Oyetola for his interest in youth development.