Bayelsa State Government has pleaded more support for sports development particularly Wrestling in the state as the second Governor Diri National Wrestling Classics ends in Yenagoa.
Governor Douye Diri stated this when the Nigeria Wrestling Federation board led by its president Dr Daniel Igali alongside the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.
According to Governor Diri, Bayelsa state is the Wrestling hub of the country including Swimming and Canoeing’ noting that his commitment to sports development is not only in the state but Nigeria at large.
Earlier, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr. Daniel Igali thanked the Governor for the assistance given to the Wrestling Federation to organize major national competitions and participate in international events.
He stated that the National Wrestling Classics which has been held in Bayelsa state since two thousand and nine is a veritable platform to prepare Team Nigeria’s Wrestlers for podium performance at international events.
Dr. Igali who doubles as the Commissioner for Youth and Sports development commended the governor for creating the enabling environment and his support for sports development.