Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has expressed his commitment to the development of sports in tertiary institutions in the State. He said students and youths will enhance their socio-economic wellbeing by taking advantage of the benefits that abound in sports.
The governor made this assertion at the closing ceremony of the 19th Nigerian Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) zonal preliminaries at Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku. He observed that all over the world, sports is a unifying factor, which every government must invest necessary resources to encourage the youths to realize their potentials.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Engr. Jude Sinebe, commended the management of the polytechnic for the successful hosting of the games which had produced new champions, promoted love and understanding amongst the institutions that participated.
In his remarks, Chairman of the Polytechnic Governing Council, Dr. Festus Okubor emphasized the importance of the games and the place of sports in national development.