By Seyifunmi Odunuga
ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Government has announced its readiness to partner the Nigeria Football Federation on youth Sports development
Speaking on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Governor office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, during the hosting of NFF leadership after its Annual General Assembly (AGA), the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun said he was delighted to have hosted the AGA and hope there will be another opportunity when the situation in the country has normalized.
According to Governor Abiodun, the state is committed to sports growth as a way of empowering the youths and to making them gainfuly to themselves and also boost the economy of the state.
“Our government is committed to sports development and since our resumption in office, we have renovated Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode and also we are looking forward to hosting some football matches, but the Covid-19 did not allow it by then. I want to say that we are still ready to partner NFF on youth sports development,” Abiodun said.
In Amaju Pinnick’s remarks, he commended the Governor for his giants strides in sports in the state and explained that they were in the state aside for the AGA, but to lay the foundation of the FA Building which was aimed at bringing the game to grassroots and urged the government to support the State football association in its wider to achieve greatness.
Amaju Pinnick had laid the foundation of the Aiteo Building inside the MKO stadium.