Odegbami, Dare Laud Edo State Govt over Sportsville Award

Odegbami, Dare Laud Edo State Govt over Sportsville Award

*As Yusuf Alli receives Best Facilities Award for the Big Heart State

Two iconic personalities in Nigerian sports have commended the Edo State Governor, His Excellency Godwin Obaseki,  for  revolutionising sports in the state through the provision of world-class facilities.

Ex Green Eagles Skipper and one of the most revered footballers Nigeria has ever produced, Dr Segun Odegbami MON,  and the immediate past Minister of Sports, Chief Sunday Dare, made the commendation during the 4th edition of Sportsville Special Recognition Award.

Edo State was honoured as the State with the best sports facilities in Nigeria, with the Executive Chairman of the State Sports Commission,  Yussuf Alli receiving the prestigious award on behalf of the Governor.

“I am very happy with the way the governor is transforming sports in Edo State with the provision of top quality facilities,” begins the former Green Eagles Captain.

“I was the Chairman of the Committee charged with charting a new direction for the sports when the Governor came into power in 2016. I am happy that most of the things we recommended  are being implemented.

“There is no way you can make progress in sports development with the provision of quality facilities. 

” I am not surprised that today, his foresight is been rewarded with this big honour by Sportsville,” the founder of Eagle 7 Sports Radio added.

Chief Chief Sunday Dare, the immediate past Sports Minister, whose tenure witnessed massive facilities upgrade in the country, also spoke glowingly of Edo State Sports Facilities.

“I was in Benin several times during my tenure as Sports Minister and can say without reservations that no state compares with Edo in terms of Facilities. One must commend the Governor’s foresight and vision. 

“Other states should follow in Edo State footsteps. There is no sports development with the right facilities.

“That was why we invested heavily in the upgrade of facilities during my tenure. We must commend Sportsville for recognising this fact by honouring the State like Edo State, quite commendable and Well-deserved award,” he added.

Over 18 other personalities were honoured on the night in a ceremony many described as spectacular.

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