Delta State Not Ready For Festival -Bola Magaji

The Ogun state commissioner for youths and sports Oluwadare Kehinde, has raised complaints over what he described as poor accommodation, feeding and transportation for athletes at the ongoing 21st edition of the National Sports Festival taking place in Asaba the capital of Delta state.

In his words “I am only on-ground to do an assessment even though there are one or two complaints, I think I will report to the appropriate authorities so that they can find solutions to these challenges we are encountering.

“The challenges are not personal; some of them are accommodation issue, feeding and all that. Some have to  do with delay of  transportation.

Dr. Kehinde, in a chat with sports writers on Saturday in Asaba however, commended the host for the  security arrangements in and around the games village and accommodation facilities.

In a related development, in an interview with sports journalists ,  Executive Chairman, Kwara Sports Commission, Bola Magaji  lamented that Delta the host state of did not demonstrate the readiness to host the mega sports show.

Mogaji said “I was just discussing with my friends that Delta was not ready for this festival.

“In the area of facilities, they were not impressive at all; also in the area area of accommodation, which is most important, they are not ready as well.

“What can we do, we are here already; even in the administration, of the games , they are not doing well.

“I hope before they consider giving  the hosting of festival out, they should ensure the state is ctermsle in term of facilities.

“You can imagine the athletes are for about 50 km to venues; most of them are tired, they cannot go back.

“Where they are kept, some of them do not have light; they do not have water. It’s so unfortunate,” said  Magaji.

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