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NSF 2024: Governor Dapo Abiodun Inaugurates 16 Man Local Organising Committee

July, 31 2023.

National Sports Festival (NSF) 2024 is gradually knocking at the door, as Ogun State began preparation in earnest with the inauguration of Local Organising Committee (LOC) by the Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency Dapo Abiodun.

The inauguration of the NSF 2024 LOC of the National Sports Festival at the Executive Chambers of the Governor's Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that, the state is ready to continue to put in place worldclass sporting infrastructures across the length and breadth of the state, by Governor Dapo Abiodun.

At the inauguration, the Governor stated that "We are determined to put in place a world class sporting infrastructure across the length and breadth of the state. This underscores our determination to ensure that we host a very befitting National Sports Festival to the admiration of all stakeholders in the sector and around the world.

"For us in Ogun State, this festival isn't just about the competition and performances. Even though we would love to host and win every medal.

"We want to host a National Sports Festival that will showcase the talents, our culture and potential of our great state as well as a very unique sense of hospitality of our people."

Governor Abiodun concluded by urging the members of the LOC to embrace the responsibility given to them with a deep sense of purpose, while noting that, their attention to details, effective planning and seamless execution would be the magic needed to host a remarkable edition of the festival.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Gateway Games NSF 2024 LOC, Hon. Bukola Olopade commended Governor Dapo Abiodun for winning the right to host the historic National Sports Festival.

Honourable Bukola Olopade, who is the Ogun State Commissioner for Sports and Youth acknowledged the governor for being the first in the country to ensure that all it's athletes at the last edition of the National Sports Festival in Delta State went home with a cash reward irrespective of winning or losing, as long as they participated.

Hon. Olopade concluded by saying "another landmark achievement by Mr. Governor is the ability to put together Nigeria's Sports Aficionados as members of the 16-man Local Organising Committee for the Gateway Games 2024.

"This very commendable. It's remarkable to note that Governor Dapo Abiodun assembled literally the best brains and minds in sports today in Nigeria to run the sports festival in Nigeria."

Ogun State came first among the bidding states, to host the NSF 2024, having hosted it in 2006, is more than prepared to surpass previous editions and the achievements recorded during the last festival, as stated by Governor Dapo Abiodun.

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