Buhari congratulates Okowa as Team Delta wins National Sports Festival

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President Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday  congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for his administration’s commitment to sports development which made it possible for Team Delta to emerge victorious at the Festival where sports men and women from all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory  competed for laurels.

The President who was represented at the ceremony by the Minister of Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung described the performance of Delta State as amazing, bagging a total of 352 medals – 88 silver, 101 bronze to win in the championship against Rivers State that got a total of 194 medals.Others, at the 2018, 19th National Sport Festival held in Abuja It would be recalled that Governor Okowa motivated Team Delta to victory when he made a mouth-watering offer of N1 million per gold, N500, 000 per silver and N250, 000 per bronze medals won at the championship.

Elated Governor Okowa who was personally present with some members of the state executive council to cheer up Team Delta, stated that investing in sporting events should not be toyed with as it does not only keep the youths positively engaged but a money-spinner. In an interview, Governor Okowa congratulated Team Delta for emerging victorious despite being the defending champions.

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