NYG:Commissioner tasks Kogi athletes to win medals
The Kogi State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development Hon. Idris Musa has changed athletes to win more medals in this year National Youths Games in Asaba, Delta State.
Hon. Musa gave the charged on Friday while addressing Kogi contingents at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium, before they departed for Delta State.
While expressing satisfaction with the athletes level preparations, the Commissioner expressed optimism that Kogi State will surpass their previous records in Delta State.
The commissioner said he will also be in Asaba to lend support to Kogi State contingents, Team Kogi athletes and their technical handlers in order to motivate them for a better performance at the national fiesta.
He assured the athletes of the Gov. Bello-led government’s full support and commitment to their welfare, admonishing them to be focused, determined to make the state proud by winning laurels and exposing their exceptional talents to the world.
“I will be Asaba to give you the support you need to excel in this tournament and to also spur you for the games. I am not just coming as a Commissioner but also as your friend with shared passion for sports,” he said.
He expressed appreciation to the sport-loving Governor of Kogi State for supporting the state contingents with fund for the biennial event.
Hon. Musa Idris charged all athletes to be good ambassadors and show commitment toward winning medals for the state.
Kogi State will be featuring in different sports such athletes Athletics, badminton, cricket, boxing, table tennis, Taekwondo, tennis, shooting, weight lifting, wrestling, beach volleyball, and Judo.
The Federal Ministry of Sports Development had announced September 20th – 30th, 2023 as the date for the 7th edition of the National Youth Games, which will be held in Asaba, Delta State.