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100 Shooters Rumbles At The Late Coach Ojo Shooting Championship In Abuja



By Joel Ajayi

Over 100 shooters and 8 agencies including DSS, EFCC, Correctional Service, Road Safety, Navy, Nigerian Army, NSCDC and Air force are currently participating at the ongoing Late Coach Ojo put in place by the Shooting Federation of Nigeria NFS.

The Athletes are competing in Pistol 10-meter range and Air-Rifle 10 meter range as well as double and team events.

Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja inside the shooting range Moshood Abiola National stadium Package B president of the Federation Navy Captain  Bamidele Olatunji Ayoade revealed that the dream of Federation is to ensure Nigeria is represented at Olympic level.

According to him, the National championship is to honour late Ojo, during his tenure as national coach he brought up a lot of Athletes that saw Nigeria through to Commonwealth games and many others international competition.

“He was very well accepted and respected by the shooting family so in order to eulogies his achievement as national coach this championship is put in place

“His major dream was to see Nigeria at the Olympics for shooting, so for us in the shooting family, our dream is  to see Nigeria get to the Olympics and because we are preparing for the world  national championship which requires minimum qualifications for the event.

“We are using this championship to select shooters that will represent Nigeria. We have 100 shooters from state federations and also have  8 different agency institutions 

“There are two main categories; they are competing pistol 10 meter range and Air Rifle 10 meter range in male female categories and for each event we will select 2 people each to represent Nigeria. Also, there will be a double and team event.”

However, Navy Captain Ayoade revealed that at the end of the event prize to be determined by board will be given to the winners in different categories.

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DG NYSC Urges Corps Members On Peaceful Co-Existence



….As Abia Swears-in 1,698 PCMs
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has advised Corps Members to live in peace with one another, make new friends and use the opportunities of the service year to foster national unity and integration.

He gave the advise in his address to the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps Members during his visit to Abia State Orientation Camp in Umuna, Bende Local Government Area of the State.

General Ahmed said the Scheme was established to foster national unity and integration, hence the need for all serving and prospective Corps Members to key into the NYSC project for national development.

Speaking further, the Director General warned the Corps Members against night travelling and also travelling without obtaining permission from the Scheme. He warned that unauthorized travelling attracts sanctions in line with NYSC byelaws.

The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti in his address at the Swearing-in Ceremony urged the Corps Members to utilize the abundant opportunities around them to develop themselves and also use them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the State.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwobilor Ananaba promised his continuous support for the NYSC in Abia State.

He advised the Corps Members to abide by the tenets of their Oath of Allegiance and conduct themselves as good ambassadors of their families, institutions and NYSC during and after their service year.

In her address, the NYSC Abia State Coordinator, Mrs Dick-Iruenabere Ufoma urged the Corps Members to participate fully in all Orientation Camp activities, as they would serve as veritable tools in the dissemination of information and aid the implementation of the laudable policies of the State Government.

“The NYSC Management will give you the necessary support to make the desired impact. The Scheme also aims at inculcating discipline in our youths and instilling in them the spirit of patriotism and loyal service to the nation.

You must obey all camp officials and no form of insubordination, truancy, including drug abuse and secret cult activities will be tolerated in camp and throughout the service year”, she said.

During the ceremony, the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Lilian Abai represented by Justice Anya Benson administered the Oath of Allegiance on the 1,698 Prospective Corps Members made up of 891 males and 807 females.

General Ahmed, who was among the dignitaries that witnessed the Swearing-in Ceremony was accompanied by the Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar and Director Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.

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