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The Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson has encouraged stakeholders in the sports sector to support the development of grassroots games towards eradicating crimes in the communities.
Mr Ebrimson made the call at the official kick-off of the second edition of Egba Youths Football Championship in Abeokuta.
The Egba Youths Football competition was put together for participants from six local government areas of Ogun central to promote peaceful coexistence among the people.
The Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson who performed the kick-off ceremony of the annual football competition said sports remained a viable instrument to enhance the effectiveness of community policing in the country.
Mr Ebrimson described the competition as laudable, pointing out that the event would help to reduce social ills in the state.
He said the command would also take advantage of the competition to strengthen the ties between police and the communities.
The initiator, a member of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Ogun state chapter, Mr Olalekan Soyinka said the competition was put together to nurture and develop talents in the state.
The competition was witnessed by school pupils who visited Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta for the inter-house sports rehearsals as well as soccer fans from different parts of the state.
The competition will be rounded off on the 19th of April, 2020.
Source: Radio Nigeria
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