WHY GOVERNMENTS MUST SET UP SPORTING ACADEMY…OTUNBA ADEKUNBI OKUNROTIFA.
A Non Governmental Organization, Blue Ocean Football Development Limited has called on state and Federal governments to establish a school for sporting activities across the country.
The Founder of the NGO, Otunba Olumide Adekunbi Okunrotifa made the call in Usi Ekiti, during the final football match organised by the NGO in Ekiti state to hunt talents.
Otunba Adekunbi Okunrotifa said such schools would create avenue for young talented Nigerians to discover and harness their potential without having negative effect on their acadenic programmes.
The Founder of Blue Ocean Football Development Limited explained that such special school would also reduce hooliganism on the street and contribute to socio economic development of the country as other countries would come to search for talented youth in such schools.
Otunba Adekunbi Okunrotifa stressed that some countries depended on human resources to maintain their economy and advised Federal government to diversify its economy by giving improved attention to sport development.
Speaking on the football competition, Otunba Adekunbi Okunrotifa described it as a way to give back to the society by helping outstanding ones among the players to be enlisted into relevant clubs in the foreign countries.
He therefore expressed satisfaction on the performances of the teams that participated in the competition, saying that Ekiti youths were highly talented.
The founder who hails from Usi Ekiti advised youths to engage in profitable ventures that would guarantee their success and shun immoralities, saying nothing good could be achieved in smoking hard drugs and thuggery.
On his part,the General Manager of the NGO, pastor keneath Ogbwuagu said that the foundation was created to empower young people that have passion for sports in order to build their careers in different kind of sports that would showcase them to international communities.
Pastor Ogbwuagu maintained that if government prioritised sporting activities, security challenges and social vices among youths would be minimal in the country.
In an interview, the 2nd vice-president of Egbe Omo Usi Ekiti, Mr Matthew Ajidahun described the initiative as welcome development which he said would impact positively on the lives of the youths of the community and the state at large.
Mr Ajidahun however called on wealthy individuals to emulate the idea of Blue Ocean Football Development Limited by contributing their quotas toward the growth of the nation