By Tare Youdeowei
CORPS members have been urged to take good advantage of the just concluded sports and cultural festival to boost their skills and work toward attaining greatness.
While speaking Monday at the opening session of the zonal preliminaries held at Shagamu Stadium, Ogun State, the state’s commissioner for youths and sports, Mr. Moruf Adewale said: “Corps members are to enjoy the platform provided for them through the scheme.”
Mr Joseph Fabi who represented the commissioner for youths and sports explained that the scheme will further assist corps members to integrate, learn about cultural background of other tribes and sharpen their sporting skills.
Meanwhile, the state coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Gladys Mbachi, urged the corps members to take good advantage of the festival to promote their skills and work towards attaining greatness.
No fewer than nine states participated in the sports and cultural festival. The participating states, according to the state coordinator include, Ondo, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Kwara and Ogun which played a host to them.
She explained that one the aims and objectives of the NYSC scheme to bring about Unity is being actualize through the competition. She, however, appealed to all the nine participating States to embrace the games with sportsmanship spirits as their will always be winners and losers.
“The line-up of event for the competition include: football for male corps members, volleyball for females, athletics 100 and 200 metres for male and female, comedy, dance and drama,” she said.