Bayelsa State Government Promises Better Days For Athletes
By Hananeel Jackson
Bayelsa State government says the days of protest by athletes before getting their allowances after making the state proud in major competitions are over, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Governor Douye Diri gave the assurance during a solidarity visit by the state athletes and top officials of the sports council at the government house in Yenagoa to celebrate his victory at the Supreme Court.
Represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr. Peter Akpe said the prosperity administration would accord priority to the development of sports in the state, assuring that the athletes would get their outstanding allowances in no distant time.
He noted that as a former commissioner for sports in whose tenure the state experienced the best outing at the national sports festival in Abeokuta, prompt attention would be accorded to sports sector.
In response, Director of Sports, Bayelsa State Sports Council, Sir Braveman Wodi said the reason behind the visit was to felicitate with the governor over his victory at the apex court.
He explained that since the emergence of Douye Diri as governor, the state government has not relented in the quest to support sports men and women in the state.
Also an athlete Tuburu Tamarakuro called on the state governor to exhibit his love for sports by continuously motivating sportsmen and women for optimal performance.
He expressed optimism that if the pressing issues affecting the athletes were tackled headlong, Bayelsa would triumph in the national sports festival billed for Edo state.