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Oyetola unveils Osun state sports festival

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Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday unveiled the Osun State Sports Festival which he said is aimed at positively channellin­g the energy of youths in the state.

Osun Commission­er for Youths and Sports, Mr Yemi Lawal said the Osun Sports Festival (OSF) will be used to identify hidden talents with the aim of nurturing them to stardom.

Lawal said Oyetola believes in the talents of Osun youths and the need to channel their energy towards the developmen­t of sports in the state.

He said “It has been the focus of the present administra­tion under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to develop sports at the grassroots. The festival will be taken to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

“Because of our alliance with the National Youth Policy, the festival will give all youths between the age of 15 and 29 the opportunit­y to showcase their sports prowess and those that are identified will be nurtured to national and internatio­nal prominence.

“The festival will parade athletes in 31 sports which will include athletics, football, tennis, volleyball, boxing, weightlift­ing among others and it will start from local to state level.

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