By Victoria Tafu
The Hon. Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon ldris Musa has commended the performance of Team Kogi at the just concluded National Sports Festival held in Edo State.
Idris Musa stated this when he officially received the Medals won by the state contingents in his office, the Commissioner said he was happy by the number of medals recorded by the athletes at the festival.
He further congratulated the athletes and officials for their commitment and effort in making the state proud, adding that their efforts would be rewarded while promising to represent the medals to the Governor.
Responding, the Ag.Director of Sports, Mr Onipe Obakachi thanked the Commissioner for his show of love towards the athletes, especially the instant cash award that was given to the medalists, saying it will continue to boost the morals of the athletes in future Festival.
The Ag.Director further solicited for the hosting of the 3rd Edition of the State Sports Festival which will enable the state to discover hidden talent from the grassroots.
Team Kogi recorded a total number of Nine (9) medals comprises of One Gold medal, Three Silver medals and Five Bronze medals respectively.
Present at the presentation are, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Sylvanus Akpama, the Director Admin and Finance, Mrs Funmilayo Bello and other top management staff of the Ministry and the Sports Council.