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Friday, 31 January 2020

Photos: president Buhari lights 'torch of unity' for National Sports Festival.


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday January 30, received and lit the ‘Torch of Unity’ ahead of the National Sports Festival.

 

The President called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country, during the function heralding the sports festival scheduled to hold in March in Benin City, Edo State's capital.

Buhari stated that his administration is committed to supporting and providing the enabling environment for the development of sports at all levels.

 

He said; 

‘‘I am pleased to receive the National Sports Festival “Torch of Unity’’. It is a symbolic representation of the Unity, Peace and Solidarity amongst Nigerians, especially the athletes and officials in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

‘‘Since the inception of the National Sports Festival in 1973, the Games have been a useful avenue for interaction, integration for our youth, sportsmen and women and a platform for states to showcase their best in sports.”


 

The event had in attendance the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare, among other dignitaries.

 Below are more photos; 

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