Delta State will host the National Youth Games for the next four years and governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged other States to wake up in sports youth development.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Sports Ministry and the Delta State government Tuesday morning in Asaba. The NYG is open only to athletes under 17 years and Sports Minister Sunday Dare emphasised the importance of the Games in Nigeria’s sports development.
He applauded Delta State’s commitment to sports saying.
“Check the data for the last 40 years, Delta State has contributed a lot to sports development in Nigeria.
“As a minister, Delta has been instrumental to the success I enjoyed in last Four years of my administration.
” Signing the MoU we can be rest up assured that we are going to experience a new dimension to the National Youth Games for the next four years.”
Speaking during the event governor Okowa said Delta has had a relationship with Sports Ministry. The Minister, Sunday Dare did not sit in Abuja but was always out there working for sports development.
“We are happy to host the national youth games for the next year. We will host a youth games the nation can be proud of.
“I challenge other States to prepare their athletes and give Delta real competition.It’s through competition you break records.
“Delta will strive to retain it’s number one position always and other states can scramble for who comes second.”

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