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Delta 2022: MOC, others arrive Asaba for joint technical meeting, facilities inspection

As the build up to the 21st National Sports Festival tagged Delta 2022 continues, a joint technical meeting involving the Main Organising Committee (MOC), the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and other stakeholders of the event will hold on Friday in Asaba.

The Sports Festival will hold from November 28 to December 10.

According to the secretary of the MOC, Peter Nelson, members will arrive in Asaba, Delta State capital, on Thursday, while the inspection of facilities and joint technical meeting will hold Friday.

Departure is on Saturday.

“The inspection of facilities and joint technical meeting is in line with the approval by the National Council on Sports,” Nelson said.

“As you are aware, Joint Technical Meetings are convened to enable concerned stakeholders discuss all technical issues related to the Festival, as well as inspect the venues and facilities earmarked for the Games.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari performed the flag-off of the Torch of Unity Movement in Abuja last week to officially begin the countdown to Delta 2022.

At the ceremony, which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari expressed his delight with the Sports Festival, describing it as the engine room for producing great champions that will represent Nigeria at international competitions.

Buhari, who was represented by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, commended the MOC, as well as the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for their commitment and doggedness towards ensuring the successful hosting of the games.

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