President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja launched the 'Rhythm N’ Play,' project .reaffirming the commitment of Government to the development of youth and grass roots sports development.
The President invited State Governments and all other stakeholders, including the private sector, to give full support to the realization of its objective.
The President therefore directed the National Sports Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education, to work in concert towards bringing physical education back to schools and making participation in sports activities compulsory for all pupils and students.
Explaining further Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi said the programme would rely on the use of music dance and celebrity to attract youths to sports.
Delta State Governor Emmanuel Udughuan known for his love for sports expresses the hope that with the President's involvement, the programme would work.
The project is aimed at providing young Nigerians under the age of 17 years, with structured programmes that combine sports and play as critical learning and development tools.