NSF: Diri lauds second-place Bayelsa

Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has congratulated the state’s contingent to the 21st National Sports Festival, which ended in Asaba, Delta State, at the weekend.

Bayelsa, for the first time in the festival’s history, placed second behind the hosts and winners, Delta State, garnering a total of 132 gold, 115 silver and 90 bronze medals.

Governor Diri, in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, said the government and people of Bayelsa were proud of the spectacular performance of the state’s athletes at the festival.

“I am particularly delighted at the exceptional performance of our state athletes at the National Sports Festival.On behalf of the government and people of Bayelsa State, I congratulate our worthy ambassadors to the festival.

“I commend and recognise the commitment of the state’s athletes to fair competition. By their effort, Bayelsa has become the talking point for sporting excellence in Nigeria.”

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