Athletes from the 25 Local Government Council of the State will on the fourteen of January 2021, converge at the State Capital, Asaba to compete for Laurels

Athletes from the 25 Local Government Council of the State will on the fourteen of January 2021, converge at the State Capital, Asaba to compete for Laurels at the Maiden Edition of the State Local Government Council Games to be held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

The game which is aimed at discovery talents at the grassroot is sponsored by the Delta State Government.

Briefing Journalists in Asaba, the Chairman of Isoko South Local Government Area and Chairman, Delta State Chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

Chief Itiako Ikpokpo described sports as a tool for enhancing the economic well-being of the people as well as engendering peace in the society.

He said the Algon games was conceptualised to engage the youths in sports, so as to promote peace and create an opportunity for better citizenship and patriotism.

According to him, the Delta State Local Government Sports Festival, the first of it’s kind in Nigeria was a legacy the Council Chairmen will bequeath to the State in support of the strides already being achieved by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for Sports development.

Chief Ikpokpo said that the athletes discovered from the festival would be groomed by the State Sports Commission for exposure to the National and International stages.                            

Vice Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and Chairman of Ughelli North Local Government, Chief Godwin Adode said the festival is a biennial athletics event which will be sustained by the Council Chairmen working in conjunction with the Delta State Government.

Also speaking the consultant of the games, Mr Harrison Ochulor revealed that the games, Mr Harison Ochulor revealed that the games would feature athletics with Non- contact sports being selected in line with the COVID-19 Protocols.

The opening ceremony of the maiden edition of the Delta State Local government sports festival will hold on January fourteen of the Steven Keshi Invenchord stadium Asaba with the Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the chief host of the sports fesita.



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