The Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Friday commended Gov. Godwin Obaseki for giving him the opportunity to serve as the Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) in the just-concluded National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020.
“I want to specifically congratulate our athletes and coaches for showing good character. They are Edo athletes, they are not foreigners, 85 per cent of these athletes were in Abuja where we emerged third with 47 gold medals.
“We are going to commence training in this swimming pool because we had deficit, we will go to Delta to win more golds in swimming. Edo athletes will take advantage of all the model facilities in the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
He further commended the security personnel for doing a great job before, during and after the festival.
Ogie commended Edo athletes for showing good character all through the competition, even in the face of all the challenges, adding that they deserve the “thank-you party” organised by the state government.
Ogie also thanked God for making it possible for all the athletes and officials of other states to return to their various state safely. (NAN)