The 1st Vice president of the NOC and former president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, applauded the Edo State government for putting up state of the art facilities for the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.
Ogba, a former Delta State sports commissioner said he was impressed with the facilities, especially the swimming pool, where Delta State contingent have continued to rake in medals.
Solomon Ogba, speaking with journalist in Benin asserted that Delta state competed with Edo for the hosting right, but they won it. It’s like a battle between brothers, and I was happy with the kind of show they put up.
One of the major problems with us in Nigeria has been lack of maintenance, but I am sure the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his amiable deputy, Phillip Shuaibu, a sport lover, will surely look after the facility.
As a state, we are here to defend the title we won in 2018 and we have started winning medals.
It’s a great honour for me personally to witness this year’s festival after the postponement occasioned by the pandemic.