Oduduwa varsity set to honour outstanding performance in sports

NEWS DIGEST – Oduduwa University’s institute of sports in Osun State has announced the first edition of its sports award ceremony for outstanding students, staff, and individuals that have contributed to the development of sports in the institution.

The ceremony slated for November 26 will be graced by Osun and Oyo states commissioners for youth and sports, Yemi Lawal and Seun Fakorede respectively.

“A program like this will go a long way to appreciate and motivate students and particularly, the athletes who have represented the institution in various competitions,” says the school’s director of sports, Micheal Adewumi.

Mr Adewumi further said the initiative was inspired by his urge to create a platform where athletes will be celebrated both in Oduduwa University and Nigeria as a whole.

“… the way it’s been done overseas so that more talents will be discovered with more participation in sporting activities with the expectation that they will be rewarded one day in a ceremony like this,” he stated.

He noted that the annual event will be held at the end of every academic session.

Mr Adewumi expressed gratitude to the school’s Chancellor, Dr Ramon Adegoke Atobatele, the Vice chancellor, Professor Benjamin Segun Aribisala and every other member of the ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY management for their approval of the event.