Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, flanked by other South-South Governors after BRACED commission meeting in Asaba, recently.

By Ovedhe Hezekiah

College of Commerce, Warri, Delta statestate has emerged overall winner of the Greater Delta Games 2020 School Sports festival.

It was followed by Asagba Mixed Secondary School, Asaba and West-End Secondary Schools, Asaba.

Speaking at the grand finale of the festival on Monday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, said his administration is committed to develop school sports to encourage the development of talents.

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Okowa said school sports remained the foundation of grassroots sports in any society and the individual schools are the driving force.

“From inception, this administration became committed to the development of grassroots sports; as there are countless raw and budding talents that abound in our schools across the nooks and crannies of the state, which are wasting but waiting and begging to be tapped.

“That is why my administration is unequivocally committed to the provision of sports equipment and facilities in all schools across the State.

“We will continue to do this until every school, even in the remotest community in the state, is provided with standard sporting equipment and facilities; this is part of our Stronger Delta vision and agenda of this administration.

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“This sports festival is designed as one of the numerous sporting events to provide another opportunity to shape the future of our youths; participation in sports, especially athletics, is one sure way our youths can learn various significant life skills like teamwork, leadership, responsibilities and discipline.

“Here in Delta State, our people are very passionate about sports, which is an impetus for our ceaseless efforts to maintain the State’s dominant position in all sports.

“Our world today shows that school sports can become a foundation on which our future in sports is built and my administration is steadfast on youth empowerment hence its commitment to also improve on sports and the facilities at all levels.”