Ogun PDP Governorship Aspirant, Adegbola Appeals for More Investment in Sports Development
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant in Ogun State Prince John Adegbola has appealed to governments at all levels to invest more in sports development as it is a virile tool for societal peace and unity.
Adegbola gave the charge at the closing ceremony of the ESAN NATIONAL 5 ASIDE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, held at the Federal College of Education, Osiele Abeokuta, the state capital.
The PDP chieftain who equally believe that government alone cannot provide the needed funds to develop sports, called on individuals and corporate organizations to also contribute their quota towards the development of sports in the country.
He said that government should do better in sports development to engage our teeming youths and promote unity across board.
Adegbola popularly known as ADEJOHN was represented by one of his associates, Mr Hafees Kareem (Obalola) also decorated as sports loving man due to his love and contribution to sports development in the state.
He commended the organizer of the event for a job well done and urged him to continue in his good steps.
On his part, the organizer of the event, Comrade Ariyibi Samuel said the rationale behind the whole event was to bring together National Certificate of Education (NCE STUDENTS) and their counterparts in the DEGREE section together to see themselves as one.
Comrade Samuel explained that ESAN, the Education Students Association Of Nigeria is the National body that binds all Education Students in Nigeria, including those having their Masters in Education.
He said the rationale is to build a solid foundation for all Education Students and to develop not just the physical abilities but also the mental and psychological ability too and to also foster good relationship
According to him "The winners of the Championship have been duely compensated for their efforts, With the help we got from our sponsors we have been able to give them substantial amount which is much more than they expected, and we also gave them medals."
"We had 8 teams participated in the championship namely; Golden Boys FC, Jingle Fc, ESAN team, ELEMENTALS FC, 10 stars FC, OSTRICH boys, PACESETTERS FC and NASELS FC."
"This teams were made up of students from different departments and they also include NCE and DEGREE Students coming together to form them"
"The third place match was between JINGLE FC AND ELEMENTALS FC, while the Jingle Fc came third"
"The finals took place between GOLDEN BOYS and 10 STARS, with GOLDEN BOYS FC claiming the throphy"
"All the three teams were given cash prizes and they were also awarded with MEDALS and the winning team also got a Throphy", Ariyibi explained.