Imo ready to host FEPSGA Games

Daily Trust - - SPORT - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

Imo state gov­ern­ment has said it is ready to host the over 15000 public ser­vants who would be tak­ing part in this year’s Fed­er­a­tion of Public Ser­vants Games (FEPSGA) next month.

Imo State Head of Ser­vice, Mr. Cal­is­tus Ekenze dis­closed this to the mem­bers of Sports Writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (SWAN), Imo state chap­ter dur­ing a cour­tesy visit to his of­fice.

He said all nec­es­sary ar­range­ments have been put in place for the games which would fea­ture 14 events.

Ekenze also said that the Imo State gov­ern­ment has in­ten­si­fied its se­cu­rity net­work to en­sure safety of the ath­letes dur­ing the games.

He said “We will guar­an­tee max­i­mum se­cu­rity of the ath­letes and equally use the op­por­tu­nity to show the hos­pi­tal­ity level of Imo State.”

The Head of Ser­vice who noted that Imo state is go­ing to be the first state in the South East geo-po­lit­i­cal zone to host FPSG added that Imo State is host­ing the game to win.

While speak­ing against the use of mer­ce­nar­ies by the par­tic­i­pat­ing states, Ekenze added that the com­pe­ti­tion is strictly for public ser­vants who are not pro­fes­sional ath­letes.

He promised to in­volve Imo SWAN ac­tively in the ac­tiv­i­ties of the game and urged them to en­sure ac­tive cov­er­age.

The Chair­man of SWAN Imo State chap­ter, Mr. John Nwogu on be­half of other sports writ­ers in the state promised ad­e­quate cov­er­age for the games.

Nige­ria pro­fes­sional golfer, Gift Willy

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