ASABA – (Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports Development Report) – The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has on Tuesday 29th November 2022 arrived Asaba, the Delta State Capital and venue of the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival.
The release issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga noted that on his arrival, the Minister and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar joined the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator, Ifeanyi Okowa (Dr) to receive the Torch of Unity after touring the 36 States of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“The event signifies the commencement of the festival with its arrival in Asaba the host State. The 21st National Sports Festival Torch of Unity commenced its movement after it was flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja,” the report hinted.
The President who was represented at the occasion by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated that the Sports Festival was the engine room that has produced great Nigerian Sporting Champions who have written the name of the country in gold. He added that with the opening ceremony scheduled to hold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Wednesday 30th November 2022, the country is set to witness the emergence of more budding talents who will fly the nation’s flag higher at the global level.