4TH NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES.
HON. PRINCE NED NWOKO, CONGRATULATES VICTORIOUS TEAM DELTA.
…REAFFIRMS HIS COMMITMENT TO FLOATING ANNUAL DELTA NORTH YOUTH SPORTS FIESTA.
By Frank Iroroh.
The world renown legal Luminary, founder and Chairman of the Governing Council of the premier Sports University in sub sahara Africa, the STARS University, Idumuje Ugboko, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko, has congratulated Team Delta for winning the 4th National Youth Games.
Speaking with reporters in his Lilly House, Idumuje Ugboko, the man fondly called the Star Prince of Anioma Nation and the people’s choice for the 2019 Delta north Senate race, expressed delight that Delta state has retained the game’s title 4 times consecutively, giving impetus to the state as citadel of sports excellence in Nigeria.
Prince Ned Nwoko commended Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for his love for sports and for supporting the team which motivated the youths to excel among their peers across the country, adding that participation in such competitions help the youths to make friends and create the necessary bonds needed for national unity and peaceful coexistence.
Prince Ned Nwoko who is the most popular aspirant in the 2019 Delta North Senate race, used the opportunity to reaffirmed his commitment to floating Annual Delta North Youth Sports Festival at Mount Ned Nwoko Tourist and Resorts, Idumuje Ugboko.
His words, “I am very delighted to hear that Delta state has won the 4th edition of the National Youth Games.
Winning it 4 times consecutively, is an exceptional achievements and I want to congratulate the team for their wonderful performance. I also want to commend His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for his love for sports and for supporting the team which motivated the youths to excel among their peers across the country”.
Continuing he said, “I am a passionate lover of sports and advocate of improved performance of Nigerian athletes at the international Sport competitions.
As a House of Rep member, representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, (1999-2003), one among the 21 bills I sponsored, was a bill for the establishment of a Sports University in Nigeria, to train the personnel needed to improve our national outing in sport championships. The bill has now been passed by the National Assembly.
As a private citizen, I have taken it up to established the Sports, Technology, Arts and Research Sciences, (STARS), University, in Anioma land, this university is the first of its kind in West Africa and it will cater for the yearnings and aspirations of our budding sports talents, helped to train the personnel that will mann the critical sectors of the sports industry, to improve our performance at the global sport championships.”
“Anioma is a land of great sports talents and as part of my agenda as a senator representing Delta north, I will float annual Delta north youths sports competitions here, (Mount Ned Nwoko), to discover and fish out young sports takents across the district for grooming to enable them create niches for themselves in sports.
Ofcourse, we have hosted many sports championship here, we hosted the National Golf Championship in 2016, the NUJ Tennis Championship in 2017 and the Delta north under 17 swimming Championship in 2018.
The facilities we have here are for these purposes and we will continue to encourage our youths to put them into maximum used to develop themselves and be useful to themselves and society.” He concluded.
Delta state put up a spectacular performance at the 4th National Youth Games, held on 6th through 17th September 2018, at the University of cIlorin, Kwara State.
Team Delta top the medal table with 27 gold, 24 silver, and 16 bronze medals.
Lagos State placed Second with 23 gold, 15 silver, and 22 bronze medals.
Bayelsa and Ogun, in a rare and uncommon result, tie in third place with 11 gold, 7 Silver and 16 bronze medals, respectively. They were followed by Akwa Ibom state which collected 9 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals.
Abia state placed sixth after claiming, 7 gold 8 silver and 8 bronze medals.
Osun finished seventh with 7 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Oyo state picked 6 gold 2 silver and 11 bronze medals to place 8 position.
Host state, Kwara collected 5 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals.
River state completed the top ten after claiming 5 gold, 7 silver and 14 bronze medals.