NSF: Shaibu commends Obaseki for opportunity to serve as LOC Chairman 

The Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Friday commended Gov. Godwin Obaseki for giving him the opportunity serve as the Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) the just-concluded National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020.

Shaibu stated this a dinner party organised celebrate Edo athletes and officials Benin.

are deeply grateful for the opportunity us served as local organising committee chairman and members, I hope met your expectations and that of .

“I want to specifically congratulate athletes and coaches for showing good character. They are Edo athletes, they are not foreigners, 85 per cent of these athletes were where emerged third with 47 gold medals.

“We came back with great determination of winning Edo 2020, we focused attention on swimming because you built a world class swimming pool for athletes.

“We are going to commence training in this swimming pool because we had deficit, we will go to Delta to more golds in swimming. Edo athletes will take advantage of all the model in the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

“If Nigeria must well in gymnastics, Edo is the destination for them to come and train ahead of 2020 Olympics, adding that the the Ogbemudia Stadium are for all Nigerians,” he said.

He further commended the security personnel for doing a great job before, during and after the festival.

Earlier, the Secretary to Edo Government, Osarodion Ogie, thanked God for making it possible for the to have hosted 8,000 athletes during the National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020.

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 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)