Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said his administration will continue to develop school sports to ensure the discovery of raw talents.
The Governor stated this in Asaba at the grand finale of Greater Delta Games 2020 School Sports festival.
The Governor said School Sports remained the foundation of grassroots sports in any society and the individual schools were the driving force.
He said his administration was committed to the development of grassroots sports; as there were abundant raw and budding talents wasting and begging to be tapped in schools across the state.
Okowa said government would continue to provide sports equipment and facilities in all schools in the state as part of the Stronger Delta vision of his administration.
Governor Okowa, who congratulated those who participated in the festival, called on well meaning individuals, corporate organisations and NGOs to partner with his administration in sponsoring sporting events, in view of the huge financial responsibility of organising sports.
Earlier, Delta state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, said over 2000 schools participated in the athletics events for Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools categories, and commended Governor Okowa for reviving School Sports.
College of Commerce Warri emerged overall winner, followed by Asagba Mixed Secondary School and West End Mixed Secondary School, both in Asaba.