NSF: Oyo Vice Chair Aquatic Assoc  Akande Hosts Swimmers, Officials 


By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos   

In a show of appreciation to good sporting outing, the Vice Chairman for the Aquatic Association of Oyo State, Dr Akande Kazeem Babatunde has hosted the athletes that represented the state during the last National Sports Festival (NSF), held in Asaba Delta State  to a mini reception.

The event was used to formally inaugurate new members into the association, while the immediate past president of the association, Architect Muyiwa Ige was also decorated as a life patron of the association.

While addressing the athletes, Dr. Akande commended the contingent that represented Oyo State in the swimming event at the last National Sports Festival for winning two gold, one silver  and four bronze medals, despite not being able to get satisfactory preparation prior to the event.

He however, pledged to use his influence and wide contacts to the benefit of the Aquatic Association, especially in the area of the provision of facilities (swimming pool) which seems to be one of the major challenges affecting the swimmers.

A director from the Oyo State Sports Council, Kehinde Ojelowo, who represented the leadership of the Oyo State Sports Council (OSSC) in his remarks, thanked all the executive of the association for their good efforts in complimenting the government in the area of sports development.

Speaking with newsmen after the event,  an assistant director who doubles as the Head of Coaches in the Oyo State Sports Council, Adeyinka Olotu was also full of gratitude to  Dr. Akande for his genuine interest for the development of aquatic sports and continuous support for swimmers which he demonstrated again with the reception for the athletes and officials.

Other members that were inaugurated into the board of Aquatic Association during the event include, Mrs. Risikat Ebeloku the second vice chairperson, Deputy Chief Registrar, Mr. Mustapha, Mrs. Adedoyin Aminat, Mr. Tijani, Mr. Joel Amojo and Mr. Dare Akande.  


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