Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has attributed the spate of depression, which is the instigator of the increasing suicide cases in the society, to “unsound mind” and advised that people should undergo regular physical fitness to ensure optimal mental functioning.
The governor spoke on Saturday at the inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of the new executive members of Abeokuta Sports Club.
The ceremony also witnessed the investiture of Abiodun as the grand patron of the club.
Speaking shortly after his investiture, he reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
He also disclosed that his administration was poised to turn around the economy of the state for the better, which, according to him, would contribute to the development of individual prosperity of the people of the state.
The governor noted that he was not unaware of the contributions of individuals and organisations such as Abeokuta Sports Club to the development of the state, saying his administration would not disappoint the people of the state in entrenching good governance.
Abiodun underscored the importance of recreation as one of the basis for good health.”But, we also appreciate the fact that people cannot be prosperous without having wholesome health.
And, healthy living is not just about medication and diets. Recreation is a vital part of healthy living.
“We will continue to support all genuine enterprises by individuals and or organisations, like Abeokuta Sports Club, that provide legitimate and viable means of recreation to our people.”
The governor appreciated members of the club for the support they gave him during his campaign and solicited for more support for his administration.
The president of the club, Deacon Atilade Bolarinwa, in his address, pledged that the club would continue to contribute to sports development in the state through organising and sponsoring of various sports competitions for both young and the old.