21st September, 2010
The 2010 National Youths Service Corps Director-General Cultural Arts and SportsÂ Festival, which ended weekend at the Nigeria Armed Forces Resettlment Centre, Oshodi sawÂ the Ondo State chapter emerging overall winners.
The football and volleyball teams of NYSC Ondo would move to the final tournament to beÂ staged in Abuja soon. Ondo defeated NYSC Kwara 3-1 in the final match of the volleyballÂ event, while the state overpowered Osun 4-0 before ending their last football match 0-0Â with Kwara.
The festivalÂ was organised annually by the NYSC to boost healthy competition and furtherÂ promote national unity and integration among the youths, who are serving their fatherlandÂ in various states.
The corps members from five states competed in football, volleyball, dance, drama andÂ athletics, while the Lagos State contingent competed with their colleagues from the NorthÂ Central and Ekiti State at another zone.
The Public Relations Officer of NYSC Lagos, Mrs. Beatrice Aiyegoro said the competition,Â which had about 4,000 corps members was free and fair, while the participants left theÂ venue in great mood.
Mrs Oye Bamgbose, who headed the Lagos Zone of theÂ LOC, said the participants exhibitedÂ maturity at all the games and praised them for maintaining the facilities at the ArmedÂ Forces Resettlement Centre.
Other corps members had their qualifiers at other zones in Kwara, Lagos, Rivers, Enugu,Â Zamfara, Niger, Gombe and Akwa-Ibom.