As states stratigize on how to win the coming National Sports Festival in River States, the Plateau State government has set the ball rolling to provide all the needed support to encourage its athletes to win laurels at the NSF.
According to the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Nankin Bagudu, Governor Jonah Jang had approved the release of funds for the purchase of equipment required to excel.
Bagudu, who visited the athletes in camp at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, said he was impressed by the efforts put in by the athletes and their coaches.The Commissioner expressed the hope that the athletes will do the state proud as they had done in previous editions.
“I enjoin you to put in your best to make the state proud as you have always done. The conditions may not be very favourable but government is working hard to make it better for you.
“The equipment will boost your confidence and I urge you to take the spirit to Port Harcourt to bring back gold medals back to Jos,” Bagudu said.
It would be recalled that Plateau State was came ninth on the medals table at the end of the last festival in Kaduna in 2009.