Shaibu to Host Edo State’s Ambassador to Tokyo 2020, Adegoke


The sports-loving Deputy Governor of do State, hilip Shaibu, will on Monday host the state’s Ambassador at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Enoch Olaoluwa Adegoke.

The Nigerian fastest man, Adegoke whose career has taken a turn for the beĴer since he started representi­ng Nigeria’s foremost sports destinatio­n, Edo State, is expected to arrive in Benin for the all-important meeting with Deputy Governor Shaibu.

Adegoke who won the 100m gold medal, the most prestigiou­s silverware in any games, at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in the state’s red and white colours, will get both the ęnancial and moral support he needs to succeed in Tokyo from Shaibu.

Meanwhile, former Captain of Team Nigeria to many Games and Championsh­ips, Yussuf Alli has commended the Deputy Governor for the initiative to support Adegoke ęnancially and otherwise.

“As a former athlete who competed in many games and championsh­ips, the moral support of your government and people is a crucial morale booster.

“If that moral support is now backed with cash, that will be massive.

“I therefore commend

Deputy Governor Shaibu for this brilliant initiative. This kind of initiative will not only encourage Edo athletes to give their best but it will also encourage all athletes representi­ng Nigeria in major games and championsh­ips to give their best.”

Alli also commended the Edo State government for its massive investment in sports infrastruc­tures and equipment,

“Before the Obaseki/Shaibu administra­tion in Edo State, athletes from the state had to travel elsewhere to train due to lack of facilities and equipment but thanks to the massive investment by this administra­tion.

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