The Ekiti Government on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti inaugurated a seven-man organising committee to ensure the success of its proposed Ekiti Sports Summit.
The committee was inaugurated by the state’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Michael Awopetu.
Awopetu said the event was part of activities in preparation of the proposed sports summit scheduled to hold between September and November.
The committee is to be headed by the Permanent Secretary, Ekiti Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Yemi Owoseni.
Other members include the Director of Sports in the Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado-Ekiti, Adeola Adesogan, and representatives of the National Youth
Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Adedamola Gbenga and Gbenga Ajayi.
Also on the committee are the Chairman of the state chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Deji Ogunsakin, and a former General Manager of the Ekiti Sports Council, Adewunmi Olukayode.
Awopetu explained that the focus of the Dr Kayode Fayemi-led administration was to discover hidden talents as well as encourage talented youths.
The commissioner added that government was determined to gainfully engage the youths with sports activities.
“Our Ministry is committed to taking the youths out of the streets in order to engage them in productive activities,” he said.
Awopetu urged the committee members to work assiduously towards achieving the desired goals, stressing the need for them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the state government.
In his remarks, Owoseni pledged on behalf of the other members to live up to expectations in the task given to the committee.
“No stone will be left unturned to ensure the success of the proposed summit,” he said.