EKSG Budgets N6m for Sporting Equipment, Sports Devt
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By RAZAQ BAMIDELE
A budgetary allocation of ten million naira (#10,000,000) has been approved for various activities of Ekiti State Sports Council in the 2019 appropriation Act recently signed by the governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Dapo Kolawole made this disclosure while presenting to stakeholders and the general public detailed analysis of the 2019 budget in Ado-Ekiti recently.
Hon. Kolawole, who explained that a sum of #4million, representing 40% of the total sum earmarked for the Agency would be used to purchase office equipment, while the remaining #6million balance, representing 60% was budgeted for grassroots sports development and procurement of sporting equipment.
While commenting on the budgetary allocation to the Agency, the General Manager, Ekiti State Sports Council, Mr. Ayodeji Samo said the allocation would not only go a long way to encourage grassroots sports development but equally assist to discover hidden talents in the
Ayodeji Samo, who also said the gesture would not only reactivate the mental alertness of the youths, but would also boost the people’s socioeconomic potentials.
The General Manager remarked that the budgetary allocation to the Agency by the Fayemi-led administration has greatly raised the hope of stakeholders that sporting activities in the state will be more boisterous this year as there will be increase in the participation of Ekiti state contingents in both national and international sporting competitions thereby exposing the state athletes to wider and better opportunities that would assist the State in winning more laurels.
In another development, the State Government has also urged its citizens and residents to be united and cooperate with it in the war it is waging against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) scourge in the society.
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