This is good news for Ekiti athletes as their state’s government has pledged to make adequate provision for sponsorship of its contingent to the next edition of the national sports festival holding in Abuja.
The Chief of staff to the Governor, Hon. Biodun Omoleye gave the assurance while addressing the athletes who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Ado-Ekiti.
Hon. Omoleye, who lauded the athletes for their vigorous training in preparation for the festival, and their decision to bring laurels to the state, explained that the expenses for the seasonal sporting activity would have been captured in the budget of the State.
While justifying the fact that the athletes would need ample time and logistics to prepare for a national event of this magnitude, the Chief of Staff said though the Governor was yet to be adequately briefed about the level of preparation of the athletes, he assured that the briefing would be done without further delay.
He, however, assured them that the Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, being a sport loving person would look dispassionately into all issues raised and see what would be done for the State to win laurels at the competition.
The athletes had earlier sought to know the position of Ekiti State government on their participation at the National Sports festival.
Packaged by Omotoyosi Jesuleye