Oyo state government of Governor Seyi Makinde have expressed readiness to support other sports in the state. The Commissioner for Sports, Seun Fakorede gave the assurance at the just concluded 5th National Youth Games in Ilorin.
Fakorede told www.aclsports.com that the present governor, Governor Seyi Makinde is a sports loving governor and will ensure all round sports development in the state.
He said that the governor engages does not only engage in football but participates in Tennis and golf.
Fakorede said, “Oyo state government will encourage all sports. One of the greatest advantages we have in Oyo State is that our Governor is a sportsman he loves tennis, he plays golf. Not just football, we have other sports that are good like football.
“We will see remarkable changes in all games impressively; put forces together to have better sporting facilities”.
Fakorede said that he was impressed by the state’s performance at the just concluded National Youth Games.
“We will do things differently to get result. We need to increase welfare packages for our sportsman so they are well motivated.
“The NYG is impressive, but there is more we need to do especially in terms of screening to show only those who are really U15 participate,” he added.
He was however, optimistic of a better outing in 2020 at the NYG for Oyo State.
“We have 33 LGAs in Oyo and the state possesses lot of skillful athletes at the grassroots. By God’s grace at the next festival, we would have a lot to celebrate at the NYG.