Governor Yahaya Bello reiterates commitment to Sporting activities as year 2020 “AGASSA’ football/Volleyball maiden tournament ends in Style
The maiden edition of Agassa 2020 football/volleyball community shield tournament has been rounded up as Late Sunday Adaaba Jatto Volleyball team beat the late Hawa Bello team to pick the gold medal in a keenly contested competition.
Babaniba United Fc thrashed its rival Ohinoyi Warrior by two zero to emerged as champion .
Governor Yahaya Bello in a message to the all important ceremony represented by the Director General Government House, Dr Usman Oricha reiterated the determination of his administration to invest in the sports sub sector as an alternative means to generate gainful employment opportunities to the able bodied youth around the State.
While applauding the sponsors of the tournaments, the ‘Nigerian Erosion and watershed management project-NEWMAP and the co sponsor -the NBHH Nigeria limited explained that Government investment in the Sporting industry has become critically germane considering the fact that sports create jobs opportunity, and serve as a surest platform which divert attention of young men and women from anti- Societal vices to productive ventures.
He urged youth to take advantage of the enabling environment created by the present administration to enhance their socio-economic upliftment and self -reliant .
In a speech, the state project Coordinator of NEWMAP, Barrister Ladi jatto said a far reaching decision was taken to organized and fund the Sporting tournaments as part of the organization’s cooperate social responsibility to the Communities where they works.
She gave every assurance that similar tournament will be extended to Kogi East and Kogi West senatorial districts adding that the overriding essence of the tournament was to unlock hidden talents in the youths and expose them to national and international Sport makert
Agassa community in Okene Local Government area literally stood still as eminent dignitaries from all works of life traveled from far and near to participate in the Sports festival as local musicians thrilled sport spectators to spell band .