By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
In a bid to boost the sports industry in Osun State, the government has announced an exciting plan to revitalize and uplift the sporting landscape.
The Deputy Governor, who also serves as the Commissioner for Sports, made this announcement during a press conference held on Friday, September 15th, 2023. The comprehensive plan includes a range of initiatives aimed at upgrading sports facilities, promoting sporting events, and supporting local athletes.
As part of the plan, the government will prioritize the upgrading of the Òsogbo main stadium, ensuring that it meets international standards and provides a top-notch venue for sporting activities. Additionally, the launch of the Osun State Games Village will create a dedicated space for athletes to train, compete, and showcase their skills.
To further support the development of sports in the state, the government will establish the Osun State Sports Trust Fund and the Osun State Sports Commission, which will provide resources and infrastructure to nurture talent and promote excellence.
Furthermore, the government plans to re-introduce the Governor’s Cup, a highly anticipated tournament that celebrates the sporting prowess of Osun State. This exciting competition will not only provide a platform for athletes to showcase their abilities but also foster a sense of camaraderie and healthy competition among sports enthusiasts. With the restructuring of state-owned football clubs, the government aims to enhance their performance and competitiveness, ultimately raising the bar for sports in Osun State.