SPORTS FESTIVAL: Edo will excel, Governor Obaseki promises as he receives Festival Torch

Edo State will be the cynosure of all eyes at the National Sports Festival, Governor Godwin Obaseki stated on Monday afternoon as he received the National Sports Festival Torch at the Government House Benin-City.

Speaking through Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen, the chairman of Edo State Sports Commission, the sports-loving Governor expressed delight at welcoming the Torch of Unity into Edo State and re-affirmed that the state’s athletes would be competing for laurels at the 19th National Sports Festival tagged Abuja 2018.

Dudu-Orumen, Chairman of Edo State Sports Commission on his way to receive the Sports Festival Torch

“Receiving the Torch of Unity gingers the spirit of sportsmanship in us; appeals to our sense of unity and also sets the string of love running through our land. I am highly optimistic that our contingent will put up superlative performances in line with our remarkable sporting tradition”, Governor Obaseki said

The Sports Festival torch of Unity which arrived from Delta State will move on to Ondo State from Edo State.

The National Sports Festival takes place between December 6 – 16, 2018 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).