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Osun ‘ll Use Sports to Maximise Tourism in Osun, Says Governor

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has expressed his administration’s commitment to develop tourism using sports.He also promised to support sports so as to properly harness the potentials in the sector.The governor spoke at the weekend during the ‎’Inaugural Victory Golf Kitty’, organised in his honour and that of Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi, at the MicCom Golf and Country Club in Ada. Deputy Governor Alabi is a golfer. Gboyega Oyetolacenter_img The event was attended by dignitaries including, Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRashed Olabomi; The Founder of MicCom Golf Club in Ada, Prince Tunde Ponle; Captain of MicCom Golf Club Alhaji Akeem Afolabi, among others.Oyetola, who described tourism and sports as lucrative sectors, said his administration would spare no effort to reinvigorate the sectors for the benefit of the state and her citizens.He promised to invest in the two sectors as part of efforts to encourage diversification of the economy.‎Oyetola said the initiative would complement investment drive of his administration and to stimulate the economy through job creation and wealth generation.He noted that the initiative would be tailored towards improving the state\’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).‎Governor Oyetola encouraged youths on the need to take maximum advantage which his administration would be created at making life worthwhile for all particularly the young ones.‎‎He commended the organisers of the event for using their resources to boost sporting activities particularly golf sport in the state.‎‘As you all know, tourism is one of the area encouraged by governments all over the world and sport tourism is one of it.‘That is why in the state of Osun, we encourage soft tourism through sports, especially at Ada Golf Club, the club that produced the best golfer in Nigeria today, Mr Sunday Olapade from here in Ada.‎’Golf, I ‘m aware is a game of gentlemen and women all over the world. It’s a game you don’t need to be an expert to start but once you begin to understand the basics of wings, rules and etiquettes, you begin to enjoy the game and get passionate about it’, he added. ‎‎Captain of the Club Afolabi said the MicCom Golf club was established to promote good health, robust interaction and as well create job opportunities for the youths in the state and beyond.‎Afolabi said, “Golf game, apart from promoting good health and robust social interaction, also creates job opportunities to the youths in and around the host environment.‘MicCom Golf and Country Club is especially noted for youth, development and it has always strived to ensure that our boys are given inelastic opportunities for growth and excel in golfing.‘You would all agree‎ with me that when you develop the youths, you have taken adequate care of the future,’ he concluded.‎‎last_img read more

Amuneke Optimistic of F’Eagles’ Chances against Burundi

first_img“They (players) know what is expected of them and collectively as a team, we are looking forward to the match with optimism.“Individually and collectively, we are doing everything in order to be on the same page and when we get to Burundi, we are going to give a very good account of ourselves as a team.”He is aware of Nigeria’s status as defending champions plus a record seven titles, saying he has set both short and long term goals for the Flying Eagles.“I’m not under any pressure but our business now is qualification for the Under-20 AFCON in Zambia,” he continued.“I’m not going to discuss what I know about Burundi here but what I know is that we are going to face a formidable team; and I’m confident we would be ready to play them in their home and when they come here for the return match.“Though there are factors like high altitude as well as the timing of the match to deal with, we are preparing our players psychologically to be ready for these challenges,” he concluded.Meanwhile, Amuneke has cast his lot with his FIFA U-17 World Cup winners, with about 15 of them making the list of 18 players of the U-20 squad.Kelechi Nwakali, named the Player of the Tournament at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Chile, where Nigeria scooped a fifth title, is joined by tournament best scorer Victor Osimhen and Bronze Boot winner Samuel Chukwueze.There are also goalkeeper Akpan Udoh, defenders Ejike Ikwu, John Lazarus and Udochukwu Anumudu, midfielders Orji Okonkwo and Kingsley Michael and forwards Chukwudi Agor and Chinedu Madueke.Nigeria and Burundi clash in a second round, first leg qualifying tie at the Prince Louis Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday, starting from 3pm Burundi time (1pm Nigeria time). The winner of this fixture will confront Sudan in the final qualifying round.THE SQUAD: Kelechi Nwakali, Akpan Udoh, Chukwudi Agor, Ejike Ikwu, Anas Mohammed, Chinedu Madueke, Tobechukwu Ibe, Gavi Thompson, Samuel Chukwueze, Kehinde Ayinde, Orji Okonkwo, Victor Osimhen, Halilu Zakari, Udochukwu Anumudu, Kingsley Michael, Douglas Uzama, Chiaha Chisom, John LazarusShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Picks Nwakali, Osimhen, 16 others for Battle of BujumburaFemi SolajaAhead of Saturday’s AFCON Under -20 qualifying match against the Young Swallows of Burundi, Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke is confident of his side chances of qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations U-20 championship billed for Zambia.The Flying Eagles face Burundi in the first leg, second qualifying round. And the former Nigeria international believes his youngsters would be ready for the arduous task that awaits them in Bujumbura.“We are preparing, and have been working pretty hard for the match against Burundi,” Amuneke noted ahead of the team’s departure today via Ethiopian Airline.last_img read more

Zimmer re-elected as MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies in 2019 Federal Election

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Conservative Incumbent Bob Zimmer has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for a third term in the riding of Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies in the 2019 Canada Federal Election.On Monday night, after the polls closed, within an hour it quickly became clear that Zimmer would serve another term as MP as he held a large lead of more than 2,100 votes compared to second place Liberal Candidate Mavis Erickson of around 300.While Zimmer is proud with his re-election as MP, he is disappointed with some of the results that was seen across country, especially since his party did not form the majority they were looking for when headed into the election.- Advertisement -Even though the Liberals were able to form a minority government, Zimmer feels that the Conservatives could play a significant role when it comes to making decisions regarding natural resources.The full election results can be found on read more