Nigeria: Edo youths, returnees from Libya hail govt on sports development

By Michael Egbejule

More than 1000 Edo youths, led by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, Mr. Solomon Okoduwa yesterday commended the state government on its strides in sports development. They also hailed the state’s deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu for his passion and love for sports in Edo State.

Okoduwa explained that the deputy governor’s commitment has promoted sports development in the state beyond imagination, adding that his unalloyed support for youths has led to the repositioning of Bendel Insurance Football Club.

Speaking at the University of Benin Sports Complex, Okoduwa, who led the youths on Tuesday to receive Governor Obaseki shortly after he arrived the state from his annual vacation, declared that Edo State youths, especially the returnees from Libya, have passed a vote of confidence on the governor, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu for their unflinching support towards the reintegration of returnees and youths in the state.

Okoduwa, who pledged the support of the youths for governor’s re-election bid, said they have vowed to continue to support and back the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki due to his vision in transforming the state, both in sports development and other youth-oriented programmes.

Okoduwa also said the state’s reintegration programme for the returnees from Libya, among others, came as a welcome relief for the youths, particularly those who went on irregular migration.

Source The Guardian Nigeria


Press Statement of the General Authority for Youth and Sports, Government of National Accord Libya

Regarding: The Statement of the Libyan Shooting Federation

The General Authority For Youth And Sports of the Government of National Accord in Libya condemns the Libyan Shooting Federation decision regarding not participating in the Arab shooting championship in Qatar and affirms that sport is to bring people and nations together and its goal to promote cooperation and love between the youth around the world.

In accordance with the principles of the Olympic Charter, and stressing that sports are not related to any political issues.

But what is happening is a personal behavior that shows a lack of familiarity with the principles of sports, and in this context, and after the communication and coordination with the Libyan Olympic Committee, the participation of a high-level delegation in the championship is confirmed and that the General Authority will support and encourage any Arab gathering that will support and strengthen the bonds of cooperation between sports Youth in the Regional, Continental and International forums.

Source: Market Insider

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