Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has charged youths not to relent in their efforts to become successful in their career as sportsmen and women to be able to represent the state in competitions.
Fayemi gave the charge on Sunday while hosting the winners of All Nigeria Open Tennis Competition held at the Tennis Centre in Ado-Ekiti.
Fayemi, represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Kayode Olaosebikan, described tennis as an interesting sport which should be embraced by every youth.
In the male final of the competition, Thomas Otu defeated Christopher Edward, 7-6, 6-2 to win the coveted prize of N100, 000, while Edward got N75, 000 as a runner-up in the male singles.
Also, in the female category, Adegoke Sarah defeated Esorae Nosa, 6-3, 6-1 to secure the prize money of N75, 000, while Esorae won N50, 000.
The governor urged them to build on their success, adding that the competition would be organised by the state government next year to enable more youths to participate.
The programme was attended by former Gov. Segun Oni of Ekiti, the General Manager of Ekiti Sports Council, Mr. Kayode Adewunmi and the Chairman, Ekiti State Tennis Association, Mr. Yemi Owoseni.