The National Youths Service Corps, has acquired 35 hectares of land in Issele-Uku, Delta State, for the building of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, SAED.
The State NYSC Coordinator, Mr Ayodele Omotade, stated this during the flag-off of the 2017 sports and cultural festival with the theme ‘Harnessing the Youth Potential for Sustainable Development,’ in Delta.
Upon welcoming the participants to the competition, Omotade said they have ensured massive construction and expansion of the orientation camp to effectively accommodate any number of corps members posted to the state.
He implored participants coming in for the event to act within the ambit of the rules of engagement.
Earlier in his message, the Director General of NYSC, Brig General Sule Kazaure, who flagged off the programme, said sports and cultural festivals as a strong unification tool of Nigerians irrespective of their tribal and religious background.
Kazaure who was represented by Deputy Public Relations NYSC, headquarters, Mr Alao Olamipekun, said the five-day sports and cultural festival would feature football for males; volley Ball for females, track events; 100 and 200 meters race, dance, drama and comedy.
He explained that 490 participants from all states of the federation will participate in the competition, adding that the 36 states were divided into four zones including, Delta, Plateau, Ogun and Katsina States.
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