The Cross River Sports Commission has expressed appreciation for the National Council on Sports (NCS) for the re-affirmation of Calabar as host of the rescheduled 19th National Sports Festival (NSF).
This is contained in a message endorsed by its Chairman Chief Orok Duke through the Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhasan Yakmut, to the stakeholders of the festival.
The extra-ordinary NCS held at the Lakeside Hotel of the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort in Calabar.
The national Sports Festival is from 8th – 21st November, 2016
The sports commission also lauded the Cross River state Governor, Ben Ayade for providing the relevant logistics for the successful hosting of the National Council on Sports meeting in Calabar.
It stated that the meeting had assisted the stakeholders to assess the readiness of Cross River to host the games.
The commission also stated that it would not only focus on talent hunt across the state but expose such talents to limelight.
It assured that adequate facilities and coaches supported by competent back room staff would be deployed by the commission to realise its mandate.