CWG: Bayelsa govt congratulates wrestlers


Simon Utebor

The Bayelsa State Government has congratulated the country’s wrestling contingent to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia for their fine outing.

In a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the government commended the resilience and dogged disposition of the wrestlers, who won eight medals: three gold, two silver and three bronze.

The commissioner also described the feat of the wrestlers as a manifestation of the government’s investment in the sports sector in the last six years. The wrestlers were camped in Yenagoa for two months before the commencement of the Games.

He commended Blessing Oborodudu (gold medallist), Melvin Bibo (silver medallist), and bronze medallists Amas Daniel and Ebikewenimo Welson, for making the state and the country proud at the Games.

The statement paid special tribute to the President of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation and member of the state House of Assembly, Daniel Igali, for his drive, passion and personal commitment to the growth of wrestling in the country.

“As a state and as a government, we are proud of the performance of the wrestlers and for Daniel Igali; he has remained a shining star and a motivating force behind the success story of Nigerian wrestling. We can only but keep supporting and encouraging him to do more for the country,” Iworiso-Markson said.

He added that the Bayelsa State Government would at the  appropriate time accord its worthy sporting ambassadors a deserving honour and recognition.

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