Delta State Government has been commended for its leading role in sports development in the country.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who gave the commendation during a courtesy call on Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba, noted that the state was doing great exploits in sporting activities, citing the National Youth Sports Festival held in Illori, Kwara State.

The Minister said he was pleased with the consistency in sports development in Delta State since Senator Okowa became Governor, and was in the state to identify with his efforts at sports developmentĀ 

The Minister, who was accompanied by the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, commended Okowa for making the NYSC orientation camp in the state one of the best in the country.

Receiving the Minister and his entourage, Governor Okowa said the state was very passionate in promoting sporting activities through sports development, and had institutionalized Headmasters’ cup, Principals’ cup and school sports festival with a view to harnessing the sports potentials in the state.

While expressing the hope that everything was ready for the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo State, the Governor said Delta state would give the needed support to its team to enable it excel.

At the end of the visit, the Minister and his entourage moved to the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba where they were conducted round various facilities at the stadium by the Chairman, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick; Chief Solomon Ogba and the Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Chief Tonibok Okowa.

Earlier, Governor Okowa received the torch of unity for the 2020 National Sports Festival at the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba.

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