The State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, gave this indication when he received the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
A fight between Lagos boxer, Shittu Afolabi, and Ogun boxer, Kasali Abayomi, in the 52kg category ended in 3-2 split decision in favour of the Lagos boxer.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that at the end of of event, a total of 45 medals, comprised of 16 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze were won.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gagbe won eight gold, two silver and five bronze medals in the aquatic events.
Nebeolisa Anako, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, gave the assurance at a press conference in Benin on Thursday.
The university halls of residence have been earmarked for the use of contingents coming for the festival holding in Benin between April 2 and April 14.
Iheriobim told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos that DSPPA would use the deferment to adequately prepare its athletes and put them in good shape.
The 20th edition of the National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020” will be of international standard in terms of organisation and facility, an official said on Thursday in Abuja.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated the Main Organising Committee for the 20th National Sports Festival tagged: “Edo 2020”.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Olusade Adesola, said this on Wednesday at a news conference in Abuja.
Dalung, who announced this during the closing ceremony of the 19th NSF at the Abuja National Stadium, said Edo State was chosen after a careful assessment of its bid.
Olubode told the News Agency of Nigeria that upsets recorded at various events between home-based and foreign-based players thrilled fans at the festival.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Plateau defeated Yobe 3-1 after taking charge of the game mostly by winning 20-25 25-14 25-17 25-21.
Toriola, while reacting to comments against veteran athletes’ participation at the festival, told the News Agency of Nigeria the young athletes need the inspiration the old athletes can provide.
Team Delta has at Saturday afternoon won four gold medals from the swimming events and seems not ready to relinquish the first position, with their supporters spurring them to victory.
Dalung told newsmen at the Abuja National Stadium that Nigeria has lost a lot for failing to hold the competition since 2012 when the last edition took place in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Lagos were emphatic in overpowering their opponents, winning the two halfs 13-10 and 16-13.
The Rivers side, parading an array of stars, were put to a tough test by a determined Plateau side before the former utilised their superior experience to win the game.
Charles Akpuenika, the state’s Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the government was concentrating on locally-organised sporting events to unearth hidden talents.
The NSF is scheduled for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.