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….Adopt Amusan, 24year Old Athlete Champion
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday adopted Miss Tobi Amusan, a 100 hurdle women athlete in a program tagged adopt an athlete propounded by the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youths Development to encourage and nurture her in becoming a world championm
With this adoption, the Ogun State Government is expected to support the 24 year old, Ijebu-ode born Texas based , United States of America, athlete with the sum of 20,000 dollars annually.
Governor Abiodun disclosed this while playing host to the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Chief Sunday Dare in Abeokuta.
The Governor urged the Minister to help the government identify more Ogun indigenes that have excelled in sporting activities as the current administration is ready to help them nurture their skills in becoming world champions.
Governor Abiodun who said youths empowerment and job creation was one of the five cardinal pillars of his administration, informed that the ICT TechHub was deliberately conceptualised to convert youths of the state from ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ to more profitable ICT ventures.
Describing sports as a rallying point for the youths as it teaches cohesiveness, discipline and team work, he assured that government would continue to invest in the sector to discourage cultism, drug abuse and other vices among the youth.
While commending the Minister for his ministry’s initiative on rehabilitating the country stadia and nurturing sports talents, the Governor, expressed the readiness of the state government to host the Annual Sports Festival, charging the Minister to adopt fairness in zoning the sporting event in order to achieve its objective of promoting unity and diversity among the various states in the country
He assured the Minister that government would continue to partner his ministry as parts of its efforts in empowering the youths across the state.
Earlier, the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Chief Sunday Dare commended Governor Abiodun for his administration’s youth empowerment programs, particularly in the area of ICT and agribusiness, adding that the adoption of Miss Tobi Amusan was a true demonstration of govertnor Abiodun’s commitment to youth development.The Minister told the Governor that he was in the state for the final of the super six female soccer tournament holding at Dipo Dina stadium in ijebu-ode, however promised to collaborate with the government in helping the youths of the state as Ogun state has produced many stars in the history of sporting activities in the country.