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Fame Foundation Lauds Amnesty International For Using Sports To Project Human Rights



Joel Ajayi

The Executive Director of Fame foundation  Aderonke Bello has applauded the Amnesty International for using sports as a tool to create more awareness about human right in the country.

The first ever sports tournament put in place by the Amnesty International to champion the course of human rights in the country and beyond.

Speaking at the final day of the three day Amnesty International football and Basketball tournaments in the Nigeria’s Capital Territory, where Government Secondary School Tundu-Wada Zone 4 defeated their counterpart from GSS Mabushi 2-0 to win the tournament.

According to Mr Aderonke, I want to Aplauds the Amnesty international for using sports to promote human rights.

Sports is beneficial in the context of human rights, it take the integration from different social,  cultural and economic background, as you can see everyone is here from different school and the only thing that brought us together is sports.

“Sports can also be used as a platform to promote social change, this can be employee through sport based initiative and I want to commend Amnesty International for this laudable project.

“As for us at the Fame foundation, we have been using this tool to effect change in our society, which is why at FAME we are using sports as a tool to promote girl child education, to end child marriage and inclusion of displace girls in sports.

“We have been using sports to enhance their mental and well-being through sporting activities and engagement.”

She however, charged all Nigerian to always do their part toward the advancement of human right saying:  “together we can take action, together we can change the world through sports.” She expressed

Meanwhile GSS Tundu-Wada emerges winner of 2022 Amnesty Football Tourney defeated their counterpart from GSS Mabushi 2-0 to win the tournament courtesy of Basir Mohammed who scored the brace in the second half of encounter.

While, In the Basketball event, GSS Wuse Zone 3 outclass the GSS Maitama 11-6 to emerged the winner.

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NYG 2023: FG Charges Participants to compete Fairly In Spirit of Unity



As the 2023 National Youth Games kicks off, the Federal Government has called on participants in the country to ensure they compete fairly in the spirit of Unity of the nation.

The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave the charge today when he declared open the 7th edition of the National Youth Games holding in Asaba, the Delta State Capital. 

The President stated that the aim of the games which was conceived in 2013 was to reposition sports at the grassroots level and to facilitate the discovery of budding talents in the country.

Represented by the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh,  the President stated further that National Youth Games serves as an effective platform for talent identification and development as well as a level playing ground for young athletes to achieve excellence in sports and not necessarily to compete for the purpose of winning medals alone.

He explained that the Games was designed not only to enhance and elevate sports globally and regionally,  but also to establish a standard for athletes’ succession from one generation to another and enable for athletes participation in their community development as well as reinvigorate national unity and  collaboration amongst them.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu informed that his administration is committed to the development of sports in the country and that was why he specifically created the Ministry of Sports Development and assigned a colossus administrator,  Senator John Owan Enoh to drive its affairs, in line with the policy thrust of government.

The aim he added, is to ensure that sports move from mere recreation to job creation, thereby providing opportunities for poverty reduction amongst our youth, both male and female through government’s agenda of inclusiveness thus, improving on the security of our dear nation.

The President who congratulated Delta State Government for hosting the games urged officials and athletes to compete with the spirit of fairness and togetherness, while putting the interest of the nation ahead.

He wished the athletes a fruitful competition.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Governor of Delta State Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori stated that since inception, the National Youth Games  has proven to be a cost effective and reliable tool to promote national unity, advance development and  peace at both national and sub-national levels.

He observed that if this is effectively harnessed, sports has the power to positively impact on the economic and social wellbeing of any society.

Sports, he noted, *plays a great role in the realization of development and peace, in its promotion of tolerance and respect, and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities, not to mention its health, education and social inclusiveness objectives.

The Governor noted further that the belief of the Deltans on these ideals was unshakeable and that is why he.said,*the Government of Delta State has continued to make its resources available to host national and international sporting competitions

In 2018, he added, the state hosted the African Senior Athletics Championship, and in November 2022, the 21st National Sports Festival. 

Gov. Oborevwori reiterated that the Stephen Keshi Stadium has become a venue of choice for hosting national football championships, as Delta is becoming the beehive of sports in Nigeria.

He assured all participants of a peaceful and exciting games as security personnel, protocol officers, traffic management teams, and volunteers are on ground to ensure a peaceful, safe and secure environment for free and fair competition.

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