Delta State has stepped up their support for their elite athletes who are likely to represent Nigeria in the Commonwealth Games which hold in Scotland in August.
Most of the athletes are based abroad.
Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission Amaju Pinnick is currently on tour of their training bases to lend a hand to their preparation.
“I’ve seen a couple of athletes and I’m still going around,” Amaju said from California where top shot Blessing Okagbare is training with top world track and field coach, John Smith.
“The athletes are working hard for the Commonwealth Games and, as usual, Delta is helping out to ensure that Nigeria does well in Scotland,”Amaju said, adding “they need assistance in terms of training, welfare and morally. That’s why I’m here. Delta is interested in their athletes and in Nigeria as a whole. We have the country in mind even as we prepare our athletes.”
Delta will also benefit from these athletes during the next sports festival which will be open to all athletes.