Edo Govt To Upgrade Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

Edo Governorship Election Tribunal Adjourns Till December 12
Edo State Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has restated the commitment of his administration to re-position sports in the state. 

As part of efforts to achieve the goal, the governor said the state government would upgrade the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to meet international standards. in a bid to attract world-class sporting events to the state.

According to the governor, the presence of standard facilities will help to attract world-class sporting events to the state.

The governor gave the assurance when executive members of the Edo State Council of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE)  led by its chairman, Julius Erharuyi, visited him at the Government House in Benin City.

The governor said the state government will ensure the facilities on the ground get vast improvements to the required standard.

“We will improve on what we have as a state and ensure we revive sports to enhance sports development in the state and country at large,” he said.

He added that every local government area must have a sporting arena. We don’t need to buy a land but can look for a school that have vast land, we can re-designed the pitch

“We don’t need to buy a land but can look for a school that have vast land, we can re-designed the pitch,” he said.

He also disclosed that a Sports Commission will replace the Ministry of Sports as part of recommendations from the recently held sports workshop in the state.

“My administration will set up a sports commission that will create avenue for only those experts in sports to contribute to the development of sports in the state” he concluded.

In his address, the chairman of AUPCTRE, Edo State Council lauded the strides taken so far by the present administration to develop the state particularly in the area of sports.

He called on the Edo State government to make provision for vehicles for the state athletes instead of the present practice of hiring vehicles for competitions.

“The Afuze Game Village and the Etete Indoor Sports Hall which is not in use anymore can be acquired from the National Sports Commission and revived for the purpose of reviving sports in Edo state,” he said.

 

Obaseki Wants National Monument Named After Late Ogbemudia

Obaseki Wants National Monument Named After Late OgbemudiaThe Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has suggested the naming of a national monument after the late elder statesman, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, as a befitting farewell gift for the two time governor.

The Governor gave the opinion when he received a delegation from the late Ogbemudia family at the Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

“A lot of things have been named after him, but I want one federal major asset named after him. At least, on the national basis he also gets his dues,” he said.

Governor Obaseki said the state burial for the former administrator was not enough appreciation for all he has done for the state.

“As for the state funeral, it was due. We could not have done anything less for him. This office we are operating today, he built it”, he added.

The leader of the delegation and the first son of the late administrator, Samuel Ogbemudia (Jnr), expressed the family’s appreciation to the Edo State Government for the befitting burial given to their father.