Irabor promises to encourage sports among barracks youth


The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has promised to ensure development of sports in military barracks to engaged more youths in sporting activities.

Irabor made the pledge at the closing of the 2022 edition of Abuja Military Barracks Youths Sports Championship organised by the Defence Headquarters on Thursday, in Abuja.

The CDS, was represented by the Director of Education, Defence Headquarters, Rear Adm. Chibuike Azike,

Irabor assured the youth that deliberate efforts would be made to ensure the continuous construction, renovation, reactivation and remodeling of sporting facilities within the barracks.

“In additional and by way of encouragement, we shall continue to facilitate the participation of youths across all barracks in organised sports competitions around the country.

“I urge all youths across all the barracks not to rest on their oars as they go about pursuing their educational and sporting careers.

“There are enough challenges currently being faced by government at all levels, while efforts are on to arrest the crisis.

“This championship as organised, no doubt have widened the horizon of our barracks towards exploring opportunities offered by sports,” he said.


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