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Edo Ready To Showcase Facilities -Deputy Governor

Edo Ready To Showcase Facilities -Deputy Governor

Edo Ready To Showcase Facilities -Deputy Governor

Edo Ready To Showcase Facilities -Deputy Governor

Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor of Edo State, has restated the state’s willingness to display the best facilities and tools at the Commonwealth and World Athletics Trials, which get started in Benin City on Thursday (today).

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The competition takes place in the state-of-the-art Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. It acts as selection trials for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the USA in July and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK in August.

On Wednesday, Shaibu released a statement in which he said, “For us, this event, which is scheduled to last for three days in the old city of Benin, is highly significant, as Edo is hosting the trials for the first time.

Edo Ready To Showcase Facilities -Deputy Governor

“It’s heartwarming and gratifying to know that 400 athletes and 100 officials from Europe, USA, Canada and Africa will converge on Edo for the inter-continental competition.

“We are the home of culture and hospitality. Our people are resourceful, creative, hardworking and accommodating.”

Also, the Chairman of the Sports Commission, Yussuf Alli, expressed joy over the state government’s readiness and support for hosting sports events in the state.

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“I’m so excited with the level of support we are getting from Governor Godwin Obaseki. The state government’s interest in sports is second to none.

“One thing I can assure you is that the athletes, the officials, and the journalists will have a memorable time in Benin. This is coupled with first-class facilities at the Ogbemudia Stadium.”


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