The Mascot for the 2020 National Sports Festival to be hosted by Edo State was launched at the weekend in Benin.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki also unveiled five ambassadors and the official Theme song for the festival .
On the occasion, the governor promised the state government’s resolve to organize a world-class event which will serve as a reference point for future hosts.
“It is about hosting with the right spirit so that it becomes a festival to look forward to by other states.
“This administration will use the hosting of the festival to re-enact sports development in the state, by building facilities to guarantee a good future for the growth of sports in the state”.
Gov Obaseki also commended the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the festival for its commitment towards the hosting of a successful festival.
Also in attendance was the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare who inspected the newly renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, prior to the Mascot launch.
The Mascot, a Leopard, named ‘Etin’ means strength in Edo Language. It played a significant role in the history and culture of the Benin Kingdom.
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