Rivers state Government has said that everything that is required for the state’s contingent to perform creditably at the National Youth Games, slated to commence this week in Ilorin, Kwara State, has been provided.
Commissioner for Sports in the State, Hon Boma Iyaye said this while responding to sports journalists, at the weekend, shortly after he watched a tennis tournament organized by the State Tennis Association, at number Five field, in the Old Port Harcourt Township.
According to him, Government will hold the State Sports Council responsible if Team Rivers did not perform as expected.
“As far as am concern government has provided everything that would make Team Rivers perform well, in terms of finance, motivation and moral support has been given to them. So we expect them to come up tops at the games.
e commissioner pointed out that Team Rivers athletes are currently in camp now for intensive training before they will leave for the tournament.
“ As you are aware some weeks ago Team Rivers participated in the zonal elimination competition and they came up tops , so we expect them to put all necessary ideas together that will make them become one of the bests in the competition “ He stated.
National Youth Games (NYG) is a programme designed by Federal ministry of youth and sports geared towards catch them young, most especially at the grassroots level.