Youths and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, on Sunday said the ministry was planning to have a camping system to nurture athletes discovered at the ongoing 5th National Youth Games.
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Ondo State athletes and coaches have indicated they would not return to the state unless they were paid their due allowances for the ongoing 5th National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Team Lagos athletes arrived in Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday ahead of their participation at the 5th National Youth Games, which commence this weekend.
The Delta government said on Friday that Team Delta was prepared to win the fifth edition of the National Youth Games which formally gets underway on Sunday in Ilorin.
Ademola Are, Director of Grassroots Sports Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development says all is now set for the 2019 National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara which promises to be spectacular.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba, lauded the handlers and the management of the Delta State Sports Commission for the feat.
The state finished with a total of 67 medals, made up of 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze to win the 2018 Games.
Peter, who is currently the World No. 2 player, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Ilorin, Kwara State that scrabble was one of the sports in Nigeria that could produce a world champion but not well recognised here.
In the event held at the Ilorin Stadium Complex, Team Delta also clinched one silver medal to win a total of 13 medals in the swimming event.
Ibrahim Galadima, Chairman, Kano State Sports Commission on Thursday criticised the screening method adopted at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, to ascertain age of the athletes.
Team Lagos had beaten Team Benue, who won bronze, to reach the final.
In a tension-soaked event which ended on Thursday, Osunkoremide confidently defeated Benita Ebere from Delta State, who had earlier beaten her in the group stage.
Prof. Basil Eke, the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the 4th National Youth Games, says he is optimistic of a good outing as previous challenges have been surmounted.
As competitions in the National Youth Games in Ilorin begin on Monday, the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, on Monday assured Lagosians that the state’s 158 athletes for the event would excel.
The opening ceremony of the 4th National Youth Games begin on Monday at the Sports Complex of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
The Chairman of the Accommodation Committee for the games, Ali Durotoye, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Ilorin.
The Osun government says that 120 athletes and officials will feature in 15 sports at the upcoming National Youth Games, billed for the University of Ilorin in Kwara.
The Acting General Manager of the Oyo State Sports Council, Gboyega Makinde, made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Tuesday.
No fewer than 200 Team Lagos athletes from 25 sports will begin Open Camp from August 27 to 31, after which they go into a Closed Camp from September 2 to 6, 2018.
Uwagbale told newsmen as the competition entered Day 2 that coaches and directors of sports from the zone had been warned to desist from fielding overage athletes.