Friday, May 17, 2013


The appointment of Honourable Gbenga Elegbeleye as the new Director General of the National Sports Commission by the President,Dr Goodluck Jonathan is a welcome development just as he  has been charged to bring to bear his vast experience as a grassroots sports development personality.

The President of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf  Gawuna said the appointment of Hon.Elegbeleye who was former chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the body was not only a welcome development but a plus to the presidency for choosing him.

Alhaji Guwuna explained that the new Director General has what it takes to turn sport round for good in the country as he can easily key into the grassroots sports initiative of the present administration that is gear towards revolutionizing sports in the country.
"Honourable Elegbeleye is a good choice, he has the capacity to run things in the commission, his contributions to grassroots sports development is not in doubt, his legacy, is there in his home State where he did well in the development of sports at the grassroots level through many programmes he initiated in support of the youths,he is in a familiar terrain and we believe he can do well in his new job, but he must not go to sleep," Gawuna explained.

According to him, while YSFON will continue to strive for the general well being of youths in the country through its programmes, the appointment of the new Director General is a pointer that this administration is committed to it quest to change the sporting fortunes of the nation positively.

The body also tasked the Director General, to bring to bear his vast experience as a grassroot mobiliser to sports at the national level, adding that YSFON is proud to be associated with his foresight for the development of youths through sports.  


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