The Nigerian youths have commended the armed forces for effectively containing the Boko Haram terrorist violence in the North East, describingthe terrorist defeat as one that could only be possible through commitment and selfless service. The youths under the aegis of Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) may soon commence an annual youth sports tournament to be named after the Office of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS).
The youths made the commendation on Thursday 26 May 2016 in Abuja when the YSFON national executive visited the CDS at the Defence Headquarters.
YSFON’s National President, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawura who agreed that the military displayed operational competences in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists appealed that the armed forces under General AG Olonisakin should contribute in the development of the country’s teeming youths through sponsorship of grassroots youth sports tournament for boys and girls of military personnel in barracks across the country.
Responding, the CDS, General Olonisakin thanked the youths for their appreciation of military sacrifices in fighting terrorism. He noted that YSFON had done well in the area of sports development which, according to him, had given the country a pride of place in football and other youth sports in Nigeria.
Speaking through his representative, Major General Barry Idiomu, the CDS thereafter, promised to support YSFON and other sports development in the country.
Group Captain WM Maigida
for Director Defence Information