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Nigeria can host African Games with facilities in Benin – Dalung

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By Ijeoma Okigbo

Solomon Dalung, the outgoing Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said Nigeria can host the African Games with the current facilities in Benin.

Dalung, who said this on the sidelines of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin on Wednesday, said he was proud of the Edo state government in providing the facilities.

“First of all, I congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo for delivering on his promise of a successful festival, while I challenge other states to provide the same facilities to their people.

“Second, I am very proud of what I see here in Edo. The facilities here can be used to host any international event.

“With the way I see this infrastructure, I’m tempted to think that we have no more challenges for an international competition.

“We can successfully host the African Games in Nigeria with infrastructure like this.

“I want to challenge other state governments to do the same and put in place good facilities, infrastructure like this at least in every state capital,” he said.

Dalung revealed that he was in Benin at the personal invitation of Governor Obaseki to attend the closing ceremony of the festival.

The 20th NSF, which began on April 2, ends Wednesday. (NOPE)

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