Ahead of the kick off the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo state, the Director of sports for FCT and Acting Secretary of Social Development Secretariat, Dilichukwu Onyedinma has urged Team FCT to surpass their record made during the last national sports festival hosted in Abuja.
It will be recalled Team FCT finished 7th with 21 gold, 9 silver and 24 bronze at the 2018 edition.
Following the feat recorded by the team, Dilichukwu Onyedinma said measures have been put in place by the FCT to see the team perform better than the last edition.
She said FCT Minister, Musa Bello and Minister of state for FCT, Dr Rajimatu Tijani are working assiduously to ensure that our preparation is top notch, they have also made efforts to have fund released to the team so that we can go into closed camping before the festival.
According to her some of the athletes who left initially are returning back because they can see the sincerity of purpose in what we are doing and has given a better chances of meeting our target.
These factors have led to paradigm shift in our focus and preparation which has boosted our chances of finishing among the top five at Edo 2020.
She however calls for the support of media saying the minister alone cannot do it but through the support of every stakeholder, team FCT can achieve the target.