The minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has expressed his confidence that Delta State will host the forthcoming National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Delta 2022’.
He made this known when he led the Main Organising Committee (MOC) and other officials on an inspection tour of Sporting Facilities at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, with a view to ascertaining the State Government’s level of preparedness towards hosting the Games.
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The National Sports Festival is scheduled to take place in Asaba between November 28 and December 10, 2022.
Speaking to journalists after the inspection, the Minister expressed optimism that with the level of work going on at the Stadium, the Festival will hold in the State as scheduled.
Dare commended the Delta State Government for its commitment towards the completion of on-going construction and renovation work to ensure a smooth sports competition for athletes coming from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.
The Minister, who stated that 11 Corporate Organisations were partnering with Delta State to ensure a successful outing, applauded their doggedness towards the completion of necessary structures that would ensure clean competitions in the forthcoming Games.
He reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to the development of sports, which he said has led to the recent approval of the Sports Industry Policy, establishment of Para Sports Department in the Ministry amongst others.