We achieved a lot in 100 days of Gov. Mbah’s administration – Sports Ministry
Enugu, Sept. 8, 2023 (NAN) The Enugu State Ministry of Youths and Sports, says it made remarkable achievements during the first 100 days in office of the administration of Gov. Peter Mbah.
The achievements are listed in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the ministry’s Public Relation Officer (PRO), Mr Dan Onwuegbuna.
They include the gold medal won at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, the successful hosting of team sports elimination to the National Youth Games and others.
According to the statement, the greatest achievement was when Enugu State’s Destiny Agbo made history in Port Louis, Trinidad and Tobago, winning a gold medal in the female Discus Para-athletics Discus event.
Para-athletics is organized sports meeting for people living with disabilities.
Agbo’s medal was won at the Commonwealth Youth Games, held from July 30th to August 15th.
“Enugu also hosted the South East Under-15 Youth Games Team Sports zonal elimination where Enugu male football and handball teams qualified for the national event,” it said.
The elimination took place between August 10 and 13 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadiums with all the South East states in attendance.
The ministry also said Rangers International Football Club of Enugu narrowly lost 0-1 to Bendel Insurance of Benin, on June 21 at the Federation cup final in Asaba, Delta.
The Ministry, in collaboration with the Potters Wheel Foundation, graduated more than 100 youths in various skills in July.
The youths were trained in Confectioneries, Cosmetics, Digital marketing, Tailoring and others.
The programme graduated a physically challenged person (a blind female), Miss Nneka Ndumuanya, in hygienic and skin care products.
It noted that many projects has been set in motion as the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium pitch renovation will soon be completed.
Also, the tartan tracks rehabilitation will soon commence in line with Gov. Mbah’s promise to fast-track sports development in the state, the ministry indicated.
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