UNILORIN Offers NYG’s Participants Admission

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin ( UNILORIN ), Prof. Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, has promised admission to participants of the National Youth Games ( NYG ) who wish to enter the institution in the 2017/2018 academic session.

According to the University’s bulletin on Tuesday, the (UNILORIN) VC who gave the assurance while addressing athletes at the just concluded 3rd NYG, said the participants would be offered admission once they meet the University requirements.

The NYG was hosted by the University between Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, 2017, which was the second consecutive hosting.

He described the games as an opportunity to give the youths the chance to showcase their potential.

“It is the responsibility of all of us to impact our youths positively, wherever we can,” Ambali added.

National Youth Games: Osun Athletes Secure 7 Medals In Kwara

By Toba Adedeji

State of Osun contingent to the 3rd National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara state, began their quest to reclaim their rightful place in Nigerian sports by winning two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in the opening day events on Saturday.

According to the statement issued by the Commissioner for Social Protection, Sports and Special Needs, Comrade Biyi Odunlade stated the progress the State is making at the ongoing game.

The medals won are in Rowing and Kayaking.

“Ayomide Emmanuel in 1000m and 500m won two Gold,Desmond Bello in 1000m and 500m won two Silver , Thank God in 1000m and 500m won two Bronze while Umoru Moses in 500m won a Bronze.

In part of the progress State of Osun is making in sport, Osun United made head way in yesterday Nigeria National League fixtures after beating Gateway FC 2 to nil at the Osogbo City Stadium.

Osun Govt Approves N18m For Contingent To National Youth Games

The State Government of Osun has approved the sum of N18 million for the preparation and participation of athletes and officials for the 2017 ‘3rd National Youth Games’ holding in Ilorin, Kwara.

The Commissioner for Social Protection, Sports and Special Needs, Mr Biyi Odunlade, while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo on the preparations of the state team, said the state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola had already released the money/fund for the event.

Odunlade said the governor approved and released the total sum of N18 million for the camping, preparation and participation of athletes and officials in the Games and that the athletes and officials are all in high spirit as they set out for the Games in two days time.

He said the governor, a sport loving governor, believes that sports enhances physical and mental development, and that his love for sports facilitated the quick release of funds for the state participation in the Games.

He said a total of 68 athletes would be representing the state in 17 events, which includes; Athletics, Swimming, Boxing, Scrabble, Weight lifting, Karate, Judo, Table and Lawn Tennis and others.

He said the athletes going for the Games had been training within and outside the state for a long time and that the expectation of the state/government from the athletes are: ten Gold medals, 15 silver and 19 bronze medals.

According to the Commissioner, the officials and athletes were well prepared, motivated and ready to move and that by Thursday, they would all be in Ilorin for the Games.

He said his ministry is saddle with sports and youths development and that the youths games will provide an avenue for engaging the youths and channelling their energy positively.

“In the concern that we must develop the youths, we must develop sports. Besides laurels, sports is a positive attraction for all round development of the body.

“When you do sports, all negative distractions would go as your health will improve and your vision about life would equally improve as you become more righteous.” he said

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Youth Games would kick-off on Sept. 7 and will run till Sept. 17 in Ilorin, Kwara