By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – In view of the importance it attached to sports development in the country, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is investing millions of Naira in subsidizing the participation of states in the National Youth Games.
“We admit there were initial issues about the quality of accommodation at the diversity hostels. The issues were quickly resolved and the games proceeded without further hiccups.
“There were mechanisms put in place to handle routine complaints that may occur in the organization of events of this magnitude. Remarkably, the complaints have been minimal,” he said
Speaking further, he said that Under Rule 16 of the National Youth Games, each athlete or official that stays in the Games Village pays N15,909 fee to augment the cost of registration, and feeding for the 10-day duration of the games.
He appreciated the media and the public who have shown interest in the games, that are meant to harness generations of world-class athletes for various national teams.