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Osun festival: Athletes to compete in 31 events

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Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola

 Osun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Yemi Lawal, on Tuesday said 31 sporting events would feature in the maiden Osun State Sports Festival.

Addressing a press conference at the state secretariat to herald the festival on Tuesday, Lawal stressed that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola believed in the talents of Osun youths and saw the need to channel their energy towards the development of sports in the state.

Lawal 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 ages of 15 and 29 the opportunity to showcase their sports prowess. Those that are identified will be trained and nurtured to national and international prominence.