ABUJA: BAYELSA State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has wished members of the local wrestling team well ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
He urged them. to make the country proud by winning laurels at the games scheduled to hold between the July 23 and August 3.
The governor made the call when a delegation of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, led by its president Daniel Igali, paid him a courtesy call at the Bayelsa House in Abuja.
He expressed high hopes on the team’s ability to make the country proud at the games and noted with delight the domineering role of Bayelsa, whose wrestlers he said had always brought honour to the country at major international events.
The governor reminded the wrestlers of the deep rooted love and interest for the sport and charged them to be dedicated, patriotic and disciplined at the games.
According to him, to underscore the interest the state and its people has for the sport, government is making arrangements to send a high powered delegation to support the Nigerian Wrestling Team at the games.
He pledged the support of the government and the people of the state to the Nigerian Wrestling Federation in their efforts at taking Nigerian wrestling to more respectable heights in the global arena.
President of the Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, thanked the governor for taking time out of his busy schedule to receive the delegation.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of commitment and support, the Governors has been giving to development of sports in the state and the country at large, explaining that, the team of wrestlers selected to represent the country had been training hard with a view to bringing glory to Nigeria.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY