The Edo State Government has lambasted the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development for staking claim to the renovation of the gymnasium and multipurpose hall at Etete area in Benin City, the state capital.
Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, who went with officials of the state government on an inspection tour of the gymnasium and multipurpose hall, expressed his anger over an erected signpost at the site staing that the project was done by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.
According to the Nation, Shaibu said the renovation of the sporting complex was done by the Edo State Government as part of preparations put in place to host the 2020 National Sports Festival, noting that the contractor of the project will be called to explain the erection of the signpost at the project site.
The deputy governor immediately ordered for thyem to take down the signpost and arrest any imposter in connection to the said renovation.
On the issue of hosting the National Sports Festival, Shaibu stressed that the Edo State Government is ready for the sports fiesta, while also expressing the need for the federal Government to fulfill its own side of the bargain.