Bayelsa State Governor Calls For Development Of Sports Industry

By Imelda Nwajei, Lagos.

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The Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged the Federal Government to boost the development of the sports industry in Nigeria, especially wrestling.

The Governor made the appeal during the closing ceremony of the second edition of the Governor Diri National Wrestling Classics in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Southern Nigeria.

“Bayelsa State is the Wrestling hub of Nigeria including swimming and canoeing,” Governor Diri said.

“There should be commitment in terms of development in the Sports industry across the 36 states in Nigeria.”

In the same vein, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation and also the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Daniel Igali thanked the Bayelsa Government for the assistance given to the Wrestling Federation to organise major national competitions and participate in international events.

President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation and the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Daniel Igali.

Igali went further to explain that the National Wrestling Classics, which has been held in Bayelsa State since 2009, is a veritable platform to prepare Team Nigeria’s Wrestlers for podium performance at International events.

He also thanked Bayelsa State for its support towards the hosting of the national wrestling tournament.