Sports Festival: Bala Othman Charges Team Nasarawa To Consolidate Medal Haul
By Our Correspondent
Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Othman Bala Adam, this Monday charged the state’s contingents at the ongoing 20th edition of National Sports Festival, NSF in Benin not to take off their eyes away from winning more medals, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The Honourable commissioner states this when he visited the hostel camp of Team Nasarawa to commend them for their performances so far and express moral support to them.
The joy-filled Commissioner was received by a sizeable number of the state’s contingent members who weren’t involved in any sporting activities as at the time of the visit.
The Commissioner who stated that he was on the visit on behalf of the governor of the State, Engr Abdullahi Sule, thanked the athletes and officials for being great ambassadors of the Solid Miners, as the state is called.
“On behalf of my principal, the Governor, I wish to, with the pride of humility, thank all of you.
“Your conduct at the festival has been wonderful. Both the Governor and the entire State’s people are so proud of you and what you have been able to achieve within the period of your stay here.
“After my interface with the Executive Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, yesterday (Sunday), about your performance at the Games, I want to assure you that there’s a huge reward awaiting you back home”, Othman Bala stated.
The Commissioner also congratulated athletes who won medals and brought pride to the state through their ingenuity at the festival, while encouraging those who didn’t win any medal never to give up.
“For the medalists, congratulations on the wonderful milestone achievements.
“Kindly sustain the tempo. If you trained for ten minutes to win your medals here(Edo), then you must train for thirty minutes or more to maintain it(them) in the future.
“But for those who didn’t win any medal at the fiesta, see it as a starting and planning stage.
“Don’t lose your focus, but plan and work harder for future events.
“In all, I am so impressed and happy with your performance, and I wish you the very best of luck in the remaining days at the Festival”, the Commissioner concluded.
Team Nasarawa has so far won eighteen (19) medals at the ongoing NSF comprising four Gold, three Silver, and twelve Bronze medals, that is after Jummai Longleng won bronze medal in the F57 category of Discuss event of Para-athletics, and Dogo Sisco as well as Bahagon Ali Tarare both won bronze medal each in Dambe (Trado-sport), Monday to add to the Team’s earlier fifteen medals won on Day Ten of the event.
To show their unalloyed loyalty and how happy they were to receive the number one sports man in the state, the Nasarawa State wrestling team won gold in the presence of the Commissioner.
The Festival is scheduled to end on Wednesday, 14th April, 2021.