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500 youths compete in 2022 military barracks sports

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Barracks teams at the 2022 Army Youths Sports activities Championship in Abuja on 7/6/2022


By Sumaila Ogbaje
Abuja, June 7, 2022 (NAN) A lot more than 500 barracks youths are at this time taking part in the 2022 edition of Abuja Armed forces Barracks Youths Sports Championship organised by the Defence Headquarters.

The Main of Defence Staff members (CDS), Gen. Fortunate Irabor, claimed this at the opening of the championship and inauguration of the reworked Mogadishu Cantonment Sports Complicated on Tuesday in Abuja.

Irabor, who was represented by the Director of Education, Defence Headquarters, Rear Adm. Chibuike Azike, stated the championship was organised to gainfully occupy the barracks youths with sports activities to maintain them off social vices.

He mentioned the athletics championship stand was intended with a look at to unlocking the hidden skills and potentials of the barracks youths in athletics.

In accordance to him, the carry out of this championship therefore, forms section of the over-all Federal Federal government of Nigeria Vision of Youth Empowerment.

“I am mindful that around 500 youths from the numerous barracks/cantonments within just Abuja are collaborating in the sports activities championship that features football, basketball, badminton and volleyball.

“I have no question in my brain that as it has been in the earlier, new skills would be learned from this championship among whom we be expecting to have future potential clients that would blossom into nationwide and intercontinental champions.

“It is pertinent to state that the have to have to offer an enabling surroundings for our teeming barracks youths to build their God-offered sports activities talents, informed the remodeling of this soccer athletics advanced that we all are seated now,” he reported.

Irabor also mentioned that sporting activities was a unifying factor that engenders love, cooperation, teamwork, patriotism and a fantastic quantity of other positive virtues.

He, hence, urged the members to imbibe and display screen the spirit of sportsmanship and abide by the rules and polices guiding the a variety of sporting functions slated to element in the championship.

Earlier, the Director of Sporting activities, Defence Headquarters, AVM Framah Batnah, reported the essence of organising the sporting actions was to foster cooperation among the Youths in the numerous barracks.

Batnah extra that the competition was also intended to ensure that the youths pay out interest to their bodily fitness and maintain fantastic overall health.

He urged the athletes not to see the level of competition as a ‘do or die affair’, but a platform for interaction in an between them to make sure peaceful coexistence.

“I want to assure you that each individual team that is taking part right here is a profitable staff,” he stated. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)