President Tinubu declares  7th NYG open  , urges   Nigerian youths  to shun  drug abuse 


President Tinubu declares  7th NYG open  , urges   Nigerian youths  to shun  drug abuse

By Musbahu Bala Yan Gurasa

Nigeria’s President Ahmed Bola Tinubu has flagged off    the 7th edition of the annual  National Youth Games, NYG   in Asaba,  Delta state capital.

Tinubu urged the athletes , organizers and officials to be fair in their adjudication, while  calling on the youths  to shun the  use of  dangerous and  hard drugs  .

Tinubu who was  represented by the Minister of  sports Senator John Enoh  pointed out that sports  is the  tool that  strengthen  relationship s.

He stressed that the games will help  to fish out hidden talents, that will   represent the country  at the highest level of global  sporting activities in the nearest future .

He commended the participating states for their contributions towards  the development of sports in their  country.

Our correspondent reports that 4,500 athletes  will take part in  34 sporting events,  with 35 states including Federal Capital Territory, FCT  Abuja are in Asaba for the games.

In his speech ,  Delta state governor, Sheriff Oborevwori thanked the federal ministry of sports for granting the state , saying  that the state has made adequate arrangements to ensure a peaceful atmosphere  throughout  the games.

He commended the Local Organizing Committee , LOC of the games and appealed to  the sporting associations to support government efforts towards achieving the goals.




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