Transporters’ Games to Debut in Ogun

Gov Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State
Government is to launch a sports competition among transporters in the state in
its bid to enhance the physical and mental fitness of stake holders in the
transportation sector.
The maiden edition of
Ogun Transporters’ Games, which is scheduled to hold later this year, according
to the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Afolabi Afuape is also aimed at
uniting members of different transport unions.

Speaking during a
meeting with stake holders in the transportation sector in Abeokuta, Afuape
said the competition is to be organised by the state government in conjunction
with a technical partner, SOL-911.
‘’The aim of the
games was to re-orientate members of the unions to shun violence through
sporting activities. This competition will again make the State cynosure of all
eyes as the games will be the first of its kind in the country’’, the
commissioner stated.
Representative of
SOL-911, Engr. Dayo Ogundipe revealed that eight unions have indicated their
willingness to participate in the competition, adding that the eight teams will
compete for 120 medals in 10 different events, which
 include 100m, 200m,
400m, 4 x 100m, Relay, Marathon race, Ayo game, Table Tennis, Draught game,
Football and Invitational Relay.
The unions that will
be participating, according to him, are NURTW, RTEAN, ACCOMORAN, AMORAN, TORAN,
In their separate
remarks, the union leaders applauded the initiative, pledging their total
support towards the success of the competition.


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