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Youths gather in Mile Two as Amuwo Games begins

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{FILES] Mr. Meseko (right), with one of the #AmuwoGames 2017 medalists. Ward A1 councillor, Hon. Ojomo on the left. Photo: TWITTER/MINISPORTSFEST/AMUWOGAMES

Youths from across Lagos at the weekend gathered at the Amuwo Odofin Primary School playground to participate in the Amuwo Games, a grassroots mini sports festival organised by the local council.
 
The festival, dubbed mini Olympic Amuwo Odofin Local Government Mini Olympics, put together by Seun Ayeni, is featuring 16 events, including football, volleyball, basketball, chess, athletics, cycling and scrabble, among others.

Ayeni explained that the competition was started in 2017 to douse the tension caused by the 2015 general elections, adding that it has produced some talents who are now playing professionally in and outside the country

 
He told The Guardian, which is a blend of sports and music activities for youth development, communal unity and to curb social vices.

“In 2018, we did a music competition, tagged Battle of the Sound and one of the winners has been signed to a record label. So, these are the things we hope to achieve, to help better the lives of the youths.
 
“We have about 16 games and sports holding every Saturday and Sunday from November 2 to 24, 2019.”
  
Also speaking on the festival, the Chairman of the Local Government, Dr. Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh said, “I am happy with this initiative as it has also helped Amuwo Odofin to curb social vices.

“This is the second of its kind… we did the first one in October 2017 and it was a success.

This is an avenue for us to bring our youths together and to discover talents among the participants.”  

 


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