Anastacia Eluwa, Asaba
Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare yesterday expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness so far by Delta State government towards hosting of the National Sports Festival scheduled for November this year.
Dare, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Ismaila Abubakar inspected facilities at St. Patrick College, Asaba; St. Bridgid’s ongoing hostel;, Events Centre, Asaba Technical College and Stephen Keshi Stadium, all in Asaba, the State capital, declared it “80 percent ready”.
Speaking shortly after the inspection, Dare stated that he was in Asaba ” to look at what was on ground, and know where efforts are going to be intensified for us to be able to achieve the goal and objectives concerning the game”.
“I’m satisfied with the level of readiness, if you people sustained the tempo, you will be able to accomplish the responsibilities assigned to you within the approve time frame”.
While urging the State government to do everything possible to give it best for the Festival, since Delta is known for number one in Sports, he said “sustaining the tempo will make you stand to register your name in goals for other States to emulate”.
Also speaking, the Chairman Delta State Sports Commission, Mr. Tonobok Okowa said “we will intensify efforts, to give the best that all and Sundry would be proud of, so we are not going to relax until the end of the games”.