By Isiyaka Wunti
The three day Extra-ordinary meeting for the for National Council of Sports has ended with an agreement to hold the 21th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Delta State between 2nd to 15th November, 2022.
This followed the resolution reached during the meeting of Technical Committee for the National Council of Sports held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital
To this end the Main and Local Organizing Committees have been inaugurated to ensure a successful conduct of the Sports Festival in the state.
In a communique signed by the minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare commended the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government and Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for NSF.
According to the communique, the council has approved the establishment of Department for para Sport National Sports Festival under the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to encourage the engagement of people with Special Needs in sporting activities.
Speaking, on the Development, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development Adamu Manu Soro who was part of the meeting explained that the resolution to give the hosting right to Delta was in recognition of the state’s commitment to the development of sports.
Adamu Manu Soro noted that during the meeting, the stakeholders have made thorough deleberations on the relevant topics before reaching the decision.
The Commissioner assured that after arriving the state, he would summon a meeting with sports administrators and other stakeholders to brief them on the development with a view to make adequate arrengnment for the festival.
He reaffirmed the determination of Governor Bala Mohammed’s led administration in championing the course of sports development through provision of all the needed support to the sector.
The meeting has in attendance, the minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, Commissioners of Youth and Sports from the 36 states, Chairmen of Sports Commission/Council, and Directors among others.