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NYG: NSSF Lauds Sports Ministry, Others For Inclusion Of Shooting

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President of Nigerian Shooting Sport Federation (NSSF), Brigadier General Lonsdale Adeoye (rtd) has applauded the Ministry of Youths and Sports for the inclusion of shooting sport as medal event in the 5th National Youth Games slated for in Ilorin, Kwara State, from September 7 to 17, 2019.

He said for approving the inclusion of shooting in the National Youth Games, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has demonstrated that he is not discriminatory of any sport or Federation under the Ministry.

While assuring Nigerians of excellent displays of shooting at the national games, Adeoye also thanked the Director of Grassroots Sports Development, Dr. Ademola Are and the entire management staff of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for their roles in the inclusion of shooting in the 2019 National Youth Games.

“This is one of the most beautiful news ever received by the Federation since its over 40 years of existence in Nigeria,” Adeoye said.

Appreciating the leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) headed by Comrade Honour Sirawoo, for their invaluable contributions, daily reportage and continuous engagements with critical stakeholders for the inclusion of shooting sport in all national and international sporting competitions, Brigadier Adeoye, stated that SWAN has demonstrated that it is a reliable, result-oriented and barrier-breaking association that any responsible individual and organization should work with.

“I started having confidence in the SWAN leadership since the introduction of the National Media Shooting Championship. They have taken it upon themselves to ensure that sport grows and is recognized all over the world.”

 

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