The Oyo State Government, has restated its committment to the promotion course of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan.
Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the pacesetter state, Mr Seun Fakorede, disclosed this, when he paid a visit to the team’s training on Friday morning.
The commissioner, who was accompanied on the visit by top officials in the ministry, as well as the secretary, PDP in Oyo State, said the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, told him that getting 3SC back to the elite league remains one of the major priority of his government.
“His excellency is very concerned about this team, he is thinking of nothing but how to ensure that the team reclaims the lost glory.
“We don’t want to dwell on old glories, we need to move ahead and that is why I want you to be committed and dedicated to this course”, said Fakorede.
The commissioner, assured the players of the government’s committment to their welfare, stressing the readiness of the government to make available to the team, whatever would aid their performance.
“We will surely take serioisly, the issue of your welfare. Whatever you believe you need, let it get to us through your General Manager”.
Fakorede hinted that steps were already being taken for the success of the club, saying .”We are already working with the General Manager Mr Rasheed Balogun on those things””.
The commissioner was received by the General Manager of 3SC Rasheed Balogun, after which the Team Manager Dimeji Lawal introduced the coaches and backroom staff to him.
Skipper of the team Waheed Omololu, who had earlier iintroduced the players to the commissioner, later presented the Dapo Abiodun Pre Season trophy,recently won by the club in Ijebu-Ode to him.