Gov. Godwin Obaseki tasks Edo Sports Commission to groom 10,000 athletes.
Written by News Room on March 12, 2022
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has charged the State Sports Commission Board to develop 10,000 athletes in different fields of sports in the next five years.
The Governor gave the charge while inaugurating the Yusuf Alli-led Sports Commission on Saturday in Benin.
He admonished the commission to pursue policies that would ensure the dominance of the state in the entire country in terms of the development and training of athletes.
Obaseki also urged the commission to tap into funding from the private sector to develop infrastructure and drive sporting activities.
He called for total reform and transparency in the administration of sports associations.
Yusuf Alli, a one-time Captain of Team Nigeria and national long jump record holder is the commission’s Chairman and Sabina Chikere is the Permanent Secretary.