Reporter : NTIENYONG UDOH
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has provided financial support to the tune of N40 million for the 2020 National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020” in tandem with his commitment to the uplift the youth and support their development.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, which announced Governor Bello’s support as the National Sports Festival got underway, expressed appreciation to the youth loving Governor for supporting the fiesta.
The Ministry said it would commit the fund to providing feeding, transportation and ancillary support to youths who are the larger participants of the Festival.
The Ministry expressed the belief that other state governors would emulate Governor Bello in supporting the National Sports Festival as a show of their support for the youth by promoting the fiesta that would help to build their career in sports and also a great opportunity to hone their skills and possibly secure tickets to the Tokyo Olympics.
The 20th National Sports Festival in Edo will run from April 2-4, 2021