The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun says sport is significant to human existence, as it brings about peace and harmony, as well as eliciting excitement among the people.
Mrs. Abiodun who gave this pledge while flagging off the 2019 Olympics Day Run, at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, said the State government was ready to promote sporting activities, as a way of engaging the youths and for the State to maintain its glory in the sector.
While describing herself as a sport lover who had participated in many athletic competitions, she encouraged young ones to exert their youthful energy in the development of sport.
Earlier in his goodwill message, the State Head of service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu siad Ogun had been fortunate to have produced champions in sports, both locally and internationally, adding that the glory could be maintained if the young ones could showcase their skills and interest in sport.
He stated further that the present administration was out to give support to sports in the state.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Chairman, Planning Committee, Mrs. Falilat Ogunkoya, a former notable athlete, commended the State government’s effort towards sport development and requested participation of more children in athletics.