Stop paying lip service to sports – SAN tells FG, state govts

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Stop paying lip service to sports – tells FG, govts

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Oluwasina Ogungbade, has advised federal and state governments to desist from paying lip service to sports.

Ogungbade, made this disclosure while speaking at a conference in Ibadan on Monday.

The legal while addressing a press conference noted that successive governments both at federal and state levels have been paying lip service to sports.

He said this is why a majority of outstanding sportsmen and women in the country are running to other countries to make a living.

Ogunsina added that if property managed, sports can be used to generate more for the government and reduce social vices.

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The legal practitioner regretted that majority of footballers in the country are going to other countries because the government in Nigeria is paying lip service to sports.

Ogunbade said, “It is a that has been with for a very long time. Successive governments have been paying lip service to sports.

“Sports is a means of livelihood for the sportsmen and women. But, our sportsmen and women have been going to other countries to try their luck. You will see a player from Nigeria playing for another country during competition because the government is not encouraging them.

“If properly harnessed, sports can take care of all these youth restiveness.

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“We just hope that the governments will stop paying lip service to sports in Nigeria”.


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