Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated the victorious Team Delta for winning the 4th National Youth Games which was held in Ilorin.
The Governor Okowa who praised the doggedness and determination of the Team said it came as no surprise the team came tops because Delta State has been at the fore front of sports development in Nigeria.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa congratulated the team members, their handlers and the management of the Delta State Sports Commission on the record 4th consecutive victory at the National Youth Games.
The Governor who attributed the successes recorded by the victorious Team Delta to the huge investments in grassroots sports by the state government.
From the revived Headmasters’ and Principals’ Cup as well as the huge investments in sports infrastructure like the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium and the world class Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba which hosted the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championships tagged Asaba 2018, Delta is
Poised to continuously blaze the trail.
He further commended the Federal Ministry of Sports for organizing such events that provides an avenue to bring the young people together, encourage healthy competition and to improve their physical and mental development.
The Governor assured the youths that the state Government will do more to improve their welfare and charged Team Delta to continue to make the State proud.
Delta State finished with a total of 67 medals, made up of 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze, to win the 2018 Games. Lagos, which did not participate in the second and third editions emerged second after securing a total of 60 medals — 23 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze. Team Bayelsa and Ogun were joint third, winning 34 medals — 11 gold, 7 silver and 16 bronze each.