2022 GATIG: Ogun Inaugurates Committee - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, March 4, 2022

2022 GATIG: Ogun Inaugurates Committee

 Ogun State Government has inaugurated the 2022 Gateway Tertiary Institution Games (GATIG) Committee, to ensure a successful take off of the games for tertiary Institutions in the state.

The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde while inaugurating the Committee in Abeokuta, said the Games was conceived with the idea of bringing together the student populace in the State to compete for laurels for their schools.

According to the Commissioner, the Games was revived last year by the Prince Dapo Abiodun Administration to develop sports and also breed talents for the State that would compete at national and international sporting events.

Kehinde asked the Committee to draw out modalities for the schools and make it easy for them to participate in the game, urging members of the committee to see the task as part of their contribution to sport development in the State.

The Commissioner admonished the Committee to perceive the games as a means of bringing the tertiary institutions in the State under the same roof to complement efforts of the government in empowering the youth.

Responding, Chairman of the Committee and a former Director of Sports in the State, Prince Tunji Onatolu appreciated the present administration for reviving the games, saying it would engage youths positively and divert their attention from social vices that could derail them from their studies.

Members of the committee include, Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Sport, Hon. Lamide Lawal, Directors in the Ministry, Directors in the State Sport Council and tertiary institutions in the State, as well as student leaders.


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