Abuja - The Cross River State government has renewed its
resolve to host the twice postponed National Sports Festival originally slated
The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Asu
Okang gave this assurance recently while leading a three - man State delegation
on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung in
Okang also assured the Minister that facilities for a
successful sports festival were being put in place while the old ones were
being upgraded. He urged the Minister to
pay a working visit to the State to see the level of preparation for himself.
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Responding, the Minister assured the delegation of his
support for Cross River State to host the National Sports Festival.
"The hosting right given to the State is still Intact
and having received this new commitment from the State Government, i will
personally report this development at the next meeting of the Nigerian
Executive Sports Committee which will be meeting soon."
The National Sports Festival was originally billed to hold
in 2014 but funding was identified as a major problem that had stalled the
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