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Mark counsels youths on sports, entertainment career



David Mark

FORMER Senate President, David Mark, has urged youths in the country to take to sports and the entertainment industry as means of promoting peace and unity across the country, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Speaking at the opening of the 2015 Mark d’ Ball Basketball Competition in Otukpo, Benue, Mark said athletes as well as those in the entertainment industry had done so well to unite the country.

According to Mark, Nigerians abandon tribalism and ethnicity whenever the country is taking part in international competitions.

This, he said, was also being exhibited in the entertainment industry, where artists and comedians from different parts of the country crack jokes as a means providing entertainment to earn a living.

He said the country and the teeming population would be able to surmount security and economic challenges, if the youths could engage in at least one sport or another.

“I urge young people to take part in at least one sport and the sky will be their limit.

“Jamaica is a small country but they rule the world in athletics; we in Idoma land can produce the world champions in so many sporting activity.

“I will also encourage emulate the likes of popular comedians like `Clint the drunk’, singer Tecno and others who are making waves in the entertainment industry.

“These people have made impact in the society; so, I urge you to build that talent which can see you become national and international figure.

“I want to see our young ones do something productive in the society in order to build the Nigeria of our dream,’’ Mark said.

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