The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure the state regains its pride of place in terms of sports at the national level.
Governor Obaseki gave the assurance when he received a team from the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Edo state chapter led by the Chairman, Ahmed Aigbona on a courtesy visit to the Government House in Benin City, the Edo state capital.
He maintained that sports had always been at the front burner throughout his campaign and was precise on his laid down procedures to lift sports in the state.
“We want to make sure we regain our pride of place and restore our legacy in sports, we are leaders in sports and we will do everything to ensure we retrace our step and recover our position and pride in sports.”
As parts of efforts to regain first position in sports, the state government organized sports workshop which was well attended by great sports men and women across the nation including sports writers to develop the necessary framework.
The Governor further said that his administration will refurbish part of Samuel Ogemudia Stadium and also revamp major sports like athletics and football which will be handled by professionals to produce the desired result, adding that the administration is also set to encourage school sports to catch them young.
Earlier, the Chairman of SWAN, applauded the present administration for the achievements recorded so far in areas of investments promotion.
He urged the State government to implement recommendations from the sports workshop.
“We commend you for your commitment to developing sports in Edo state and your assurance to faithfully implement the outcome of the sports workshop.”