By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Transition Committee Chairman, Yewa South Local Government, Ogun State, Alhaji Rahmon Olabode has promised to implement policies that would aid sports development in the Area.
Olabode gave the assurance at Ilaro, while playing host to the Council’s team which represented the Local Government at the 2020 Governor’s Cup sporting competition, organized early this year in Abeokuta.
He said his administration would make sports more attractive, especially to the youths, thereby enabling them to develop their talents and make sport, a veritable means of livelihood.
Represented by his Vice, Hon. Samson Salako, the Council Chairman charged youths to shun acts capable of jeopardising their future and channel their energy on positive endeavours that would guarantee them a better and rewarding future.
“I am very happy that you represented our Local Government very well. You gave good account of yourselves and at the end, came back with some medals. I am very proud of you all.
“Let me use this opportunity to assure you that we will not relent in developing sports in Yewa South Local Government and we will also continue to encourage and reward talents”, he advised.
Congratulating the team, the Council’s Head of Local Government Administration, Ms Olasubomi Ayorinde, urged them to remain focused, stating that with dedication, they could become world-renowned and earn a good living from sports.
She gave kudos to the team’s coach for his efforts at scouting young athletes and footballers across primary schools in the area, imploring him and his crew to nurture them to stardom.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the contingent, who is also the Sports Desk Officer at the Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Bolaji Olusanya, appreciated the Council for its unwavering support during and after the competition, disclosing that the team won gold in female 100-metre race and bronze medals in both football competition and female 100-metre relay race.