Olofa charges private sector on grassroots devt

The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Okikiola Esuwoye II has stressed the need for private sector participation and sponsorship to ensure the development of sports in the country.
The Royal Father made the call while speaking at the Closing ceremony of the first Ebenezery Easter Games held at the Olofa Township Stadium, Offa.
Oba Esuwoye who commended the Sponsor of the Games, Prince Olusoji Olagunju and the organisers for empowering youth with various Sporting programmes, stressed that the avenue provided for the Athletes would serve as a template to build and nurtured their career.
He called on wealthy individuals and corporate bodies to key into the idea to actively and positively engaged the youth.
The First Class Royal Father praised the participants for demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship and high level of maturing advising them to sustain the tempo to develop their talents.
He pledged his support to organisation of such events among others to attract development to the town and the state in general.
Speaking to Sports writers, the Sponsor of the Games, Prince Olusoji Olagunju applauded the participants for not only being part of the success story but for Showcasing their raw talents, noting all talented young men and women discovered at this year’s Easter Ebenezary games will be nurtured and assisted to exhibit their full potential in sporting activities
Prince Olagunju maintained that the games was organised to foster Unity and Promote harmonious relationship among the people of Offa and also to create chances for other sporting events to thrive which he promised would be an annual event.
He pledged to extend the games to other neighbouring towns and villages in subsequent editions to achieve the cardinal goals and objectives of engaging restive youth in a useful venture.
The Chairman of the LOC, Chief Segun Olawoyin thanked the participants and the people for showcasing their talents pledging a better outing in the next edition.
The games, which featured participants from Essa, Igbodun, Balogun, Sawo and Ojomu districts of Offa produced and discovered new talents from the twenty-five kilometers Marathon race, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball.
Essa District won the Games with eight gold, Ojomu came second with garnered six gold, Shawo occupied the third position with five gold while Igboidun and Balogun shared joint fourth position.
The closing ceremony was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life, Captains of industry, Including traditional rulers led by the Oloffa of Offa and the Onira of Ira

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