… As Sanwo-Olu says Lagos will continue to create room for youths dev.***
Dr Abdullahi Isyaku, Provost Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, says the Nigeria Colleges of Education Games Association (NICEGA) would promote national unity as well as develop sports talents.
Isyaku said this in a statement issued on the 2020 North East zonal preliminaries Zone F, being hosted by the college, and made available to Journalists on Wednesday, in Bauchi.
“The tournament will serve as an avenue for bringing the much desired unity among the participating colleges. It will equally promote understanding, integration and comradeship for mutual benefits,” it said.
According to the statement, the games were to afford the competing teams the rare opportunity to showcase their talents, skills, agility and experiences in a bid to out win and or outshine other competitors ”in a healthier and acceptable manner with maturity and decorum.”
The statement advised the athletes on the need to take advantage of the event and further improve their spirit of sportsmanship, friendliness and mutual cooperation for the promotion of unity and integrity in sports.
It identified the colleges participating in the preliminaries to include: FCE Gombe, FCE Yola, FCE Potiskum, COE Zing and COE Hong.
Similarly, statement said Football, Basketball Volleyball, handball, Table tennis, Badminton, Langa and hockey, are the events being competed for.
In another development, the Lagos State Government said on Tuesday it will continue to create enough space for youths to thrive in business and governance.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the promise at a one-Day sensitisation programme for youths, tagged: “Youths and Moral Values in an Evolving Society: Challenges and Recommendations,” organised by the office of the Governor’s wife at Agidingbi, Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu urged youths to utilise their time well so it could add value to them in the future.
He said: “There is space for our youths in government, especially seeing that our executive is a blend of the young, young at heart, women and youths.
“Government cannot employ everybody but we will create the environment where people can become entrepreneurs and solutions to challenges.
“The sole duty of government is not just salary payment, but to ensure that policies and programmes allow the private sector to employ more people.
“We are also reviewing courses offered in our institutions of higher learning to reflect current realities and future needs,” he said.
The governor, therefore, urged the youths to take the path that would benefit them fully and be committed to it.
Earlier, the governor’s wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, urged youths to take advantage of the various opportunities in the state to fulfil their potentials and promote moral values to ensure a better tomorrow.
She advised youths to be patient, persevere, disciplined and do the needful to make Nigeria great.
Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the programme had been specially packaged for youths in Lagos State to see how they could take advantage of the various opportunities available to ensure a better today and a brighter rewarding future for them.
“I urge you to take advantage of this programme to gain all the knowledge you can and see how to apply the lessons going forward.
“This is also a good avenue for you to network and amplify the right connections that will be beneficial to your aspirations and dreams,” she said.