Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has inaugurated the Main Organising Committee (MOC) for the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Calabar, Cross River State.
The National Sports Festival is scheduled for 8-21st November, 2016 after suffered several postponements.
Inaugurating the committee yesterday, Dalung charged the committee to make sure the event surpass the previous NSF held in Lagos 2012 which was adjudged as one of the best, saying that with the calibre of persons in the committee he is sure of a successful event.
Also speaking, the commissioner for Youth and Sports in Cross River State, Asu Okang has stated that the state government is ready to host a memorable event come November.
He also said that the state is under pressure to deliver on their promises to host the event despise the huge amount involve.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa will chairman the 13-man committee, while Lizzy Onyenwenwa, the Acting director SPRD will act as the secretary and Jude Amadi, the director of Sports Cross River State is the Ass. Secretary.
Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, the state deputy governor who doubles as the chairman Local Organising Committee of the NSF will also be the vice chairman of the MOC.
Others members of the committee include: Comrade Asu Okang, Engr. Habu Gumel, Monday Emoghavwe (MON), Hauwa Akinyemi, Dr. Are Ademola, Engr. Ibrahim Shehu, Tunde Kazeem, Dr. Abdulkadir Muazu and Dr Kweku Tandor.
This is the official mascot of the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF)