Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has mentioned that his administration would set up a technical committee to revamp sports within the state.
Obaseki, who made the disclosure when he closed a two-day workshop on repositioning sports activities in Edo, said the committee would help the government to design and cultivate sports activities insurance policies.
He stated the committee would also play an advisory position to make certain that the result of the workshop used to be carried out fully for the state to regain its position of pleasure amongst states.
“The committee will advise me on tips on how to design buildings, who to hire to do what in sports, methods to set objectives, goal, reward, incentives and repercussions when we do not met our target,’’ he mentioned.
He assured the people who his administration would upgrade the swimming pool on the Ogbe Stadium to supply swimming champions for the state and the nation at huge.
Obaseki stated the state would also associate with the global biking federation to facilitate another world cycling tour in Edo.
He stated that the government was decided to build a mini-stadium in every local government house of the state to encourage sports and early life building.
He brought that the government would leverage on technology to strengthen sports activities.
The Chairperson of Nigerian ladies football League, Aisha Falode, who participated within the workshop, commended the foresight of Edo govt in revamping sports.
“we all know how Edo was before now, everyone desires Edo to come back to its place of satisfaction in sports in the nation and this move will undoubtedly take the state there,’’ she said.
also, a former Supper Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen, whereas commending the determination of the Edo executive to strengthen sports activities, urged to separate politics from sports.
He mentioned: “sports must be separated from politics as it has caused quite a few backwardness in but when separated, sports will certainly thrive’’. (NAN)