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Sports, veritable tool to engage youths —OSSC GM

By Femi Atolagbe


The General Manager Ondo State Sports Council (OSSC)Mr Henry Babatunde has said lots of programs has been put in place to promote all round sports in the state.
He stated this while receiving the Chairman Ondo State Scrabble Association, Dr. Alagha Samuel in his office in Akure, the state capital.
The Ex-Swimming Silver medalists described sports as a veritable tool to meaningfully engage and take youths off the street.
He commended the Association for their efforts at ensuring the game is developed in the state.
According to him, “Scrabble association’s collaboration with the Ministry of Education will fast track the development of the educative game.”
While speaking, Association’s Chairman, Dr. Alagha Samuel said Scrabble is not a game but a knowledgeable game that improves and broaden mental the mental stability of the playere, emphasizing the need to take Scrabble to higher level by involving Secondary and Tertiary institutions I the state.
His words, “there is need for restructuring of the game in the state, which he said can be achievable if all stakeholders contribute their quota by providing the schools in the state with requisite material needed.”
Also speaking , the state Scrabble team captain, Ibunkun Faloye urged the management of the sports council to develop a program to catch the youth young from secondary school.
He said this will enable us to discover new talented players that will represent the state and the country at large.


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