The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the state government will maintain the world-class facilities being used for the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in the state.
Obaseki gave the assurance when he teed-off the Edo 2020 golf tournament in Benin in company of his deputy Philip Shaibu; Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie and the representative of the President of the Nigerian Golf Federation, Thaddeus Wilmen and other golfers
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Addressing journalists Obaseki said there are tremendous changes in the state as regards maintaining the structures and institutions.
He said maintenance of facilities has to do with the people, capacity building and having the right processes and procedures.
Obaseki noted that the purpose of the festival is to bring men and women together in the spirit of oneness and unity so that they can have a common purpose.
“Our country needs healing, unity and a sense of purpose and that is why we are hosting the sports festival.
“It is not necessary that we host and win. For us, we know we have all it takes but as sports men and women, we will let excellence prevail,” he said.