The Ogun State Government has inaugurated a Committee to be chaired by the State commissioner for youths and Sport, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, ahead of the 2018 National Sport Festival, to be hosted by Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The committee was inaugurated by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the Ministry of Youths and Sport Conference Room, MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, with a charge to its members to ensure that the State remain the most outstanding team.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Youths and Sport, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, the Governor said the committee was saddled with the responsibilities of selecting talented athletes that would make the State proud, in line with the ‘’Ogun Standard policy’’.
His words, “ as much as I want the State team to go to the national Sport festival and come back with lots of Laurels, yet I am not too desperate about winning at all cost, rather to go out there and show them the class that we are made of in Ogun State. I have no doubt, that with the list of personalities that made up this Committee, everything is possible because they are up to the task ahead’’, he said.
Responding on behalf of the Committee, the Consultant to the Governor on 2018 National Sport festival, Mr. Niyi Olatidoye, commended the efforts of the government at developing sports in the State, assuring that the team would not disappoint the government and people of the state.