Invest In Sports Development To Decimate Insecurity, Curtail Ethnic Disunity, Oluwo Tells FG


Jan 18, 2024

The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland HIM, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has charged the federal government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Ahmed Tinubu,to invest in sports development to decimate insecurity and checkmate ethnic disunity in Nigeria.

Oluwo said engaging the youth in sports activities will distance the youth from social vices that could trigger insecurity and tribal disunity in Nigeria. He noted youth are the agents of kidnapping and banditry ravaging the country, nothing soccer as the best alternative to engage able youth.

Oluwo made the admonition today While addressing pressmen at the final match of Oluwo football competition organized to mark the 8th Coronation Anniversary of the King.
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According to him “Sports development most especially soccer is an instrument of peaceful co-existence that could be used to checkmate disunity and equally decimate insecurity. I charge President Ahmed Tinubu to invest heavily in sports activities through the ministry of youth and sports. I’ve strong hope that such effort will arrest many youths from the street of uselessness to the community of usefulness ”

“Interestingly, sports is becoming so lucrative not only to the players but also its auxiliary actors. No investment in football is a waste. Nigeria has many football talents that could be hunted locally. Such commitment will reduce social vices and present a better conducive environment for survival ”

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“Nigerians are made up of agile and resourceful youth with dedication to work for survival. Talents spread across all fields. The black youth are virile. Let’s rejig and commit them to soccer path”

“One of the primary reasons I marked my 8th coronation anniversary is to discover and promote sporting talents in Iwoland. I planned to extend the next edition to Osun State as a whole”

Some of the dignitaries at the event include the Honourable representing Iwo Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Lukman Mudasiru, Former House of Representatives member from Oyo State, Hon. Shina Peller, Asiwaju Musulumi of Iwoland, Alhaji Load Tella, Osun State Sports General Manager etc

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