The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has expressed his satisfaction with the level of work done ahead of the 2020 National Sports Festival to be hosted by Edo State.
He made this known while inspecting some sports facilities including the ongoing reconstruction work at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium which will serve as the main venue, ahead of the Games.
He commended the state government for putting something good on ground that other states could use for sports tourism.
“My visit to Benin today is not a waste of time. The Governor Mr Godwin Obaseki told me while biding to host 2020 national sports festival that his interest to host Nigeria was not a political statement.
“Now is convincing me more. The facilities I saw on ground if completed would reposition Edo as the number one sporting state. Edo government is doing more than I expected
“The main bowl facilities are being upgraded to modern standard, and I believe that other sports sectors will as well be upgraded to international standard before the completion of the Ogbemudia Stadium,” he said.
He called on the contractor in charge of the reconstruction work at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, to ensure he didn’t compromise the use of standard materials.