Sports has been recommended as an avenue to stem the de of youth restiveness in the country, describing it as one of the ways out of the myriad of problems facing Nigeria.
This was the submission of the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Wole Banjo when the Nigerian Volleyball Referee Association (NVRA), paid him a courtesy visit recently.
The Vice Chancellor stated that with harnessing of the bundle of raw talents embedded in youths in the country, Nigeria could be salvaged from the high rate of unemployment, banditry, advanced fee fraud and other societal problems the nation is currently facing.
‘If those talents are tailored towards developmental efforts, the beer for the country”,he added.
Prof. Banjo commended NVRA for using the institution’s training pitch and patronising TASUED Guest House.
He assured the Association that TASUED is always ready to host them whenever they are in Ijebu Ode.
In their different responses, Mr. Tega Enahoro, the Lagos State Chairman of the Association eulogised the team from the institution as a force to reckon with nationally and most especially, during the National University Games (NUGA).
He thanked the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wole Banjo for his hospitality and for allowing the body to make use of the University’s Volleyball pitch and giving out the Guesthouse at a discount to members.
The Technical Director of the Association, Mr. Martins Melandi stated that the body was in Ogun State to train Referees, disclosing that the training was facilitated by a Staff of the University, Mr. Femi Ogunleye, who has been a staunch supporter and patron of the Association, both locally and national.
Among the participants for the National Grade 3 Course training were four members of staff of the Institution, Mrs. Taiwo Adebayo, Mr. Omotayo Oshokoya, Mrs. Dupe Kareem and Mrs. Nike Ogundeji.
Awards of participation were later presented to the participants.