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Kogi Commissioner, Wemi Jones Host AFCON 2023 Silver Winning Ojo Olorunleke

Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Honorable Wemi Jones has again re emphasized the desire of Kogi State Government to develop a school child in all ramifications in including engaging them in sporting activities.

Hon. Jones stated this on Friday when he received Ojo Olorunleke MON one of the members of Nigeria’s Super Eagles team who finished second at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament held in Cote d’Ivoire.

The amiable Commissioner who expressed delight to receive the goalkeeper along with his family and friends noted Olorunleke’s feat with the Super Eagles was a reassurance for the government to do more in school sports.

He disclosed that the administration of Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo will continue to encourage a child to grow with quality in all positive areas of life endeavors.

While appreciating Olorunleke for his humility and dedication, Hon. Jones promised that the ministry will be ready to collaborate with individuals or corporate bodies to promote school sports in the state.

Earlier, Ojo Olorunleke informed Honorable Commissioner that the visit was to identify with him as proud son of the state.

Olorunleke who is also from same Ayede, Bunu in Kabba-Bunu LGA of Kogi State as Hon. Jones intimated the Commissioner of his plan to organize football tournament later in the year as a way of giving back to the society and discovering talents footballers like him.

He used the occasion to solicite the support of the Commissioner to revive both Principal’s Cup and Governor’s Cup tournaments that had given him platform to develope in the state.

The Enyimba captain thanked Hon. Jones for the warm reception and prayed just as he promised to be good ambassador of Bunu and Kogi State.

Highlights of the visits was presentations of medals and natural award to Honorable Commissioner as well as donation of Textbooks to the highly rated goalkeeper.

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