The Garden City Games Technical Committee Chairman, Brigadier Gen. Emmanuel Okaro (rtd), has showered encomiums on the event’s Local Organizing Committee for organizing a well deserved sports festival, which ended last Saturday .
In chat with Saturday Vanguard Sports Gen. Okaro said that the festival was one of the best in the history of sports festivals in the country, adding that the success of the Games was not only about the organisation but also the competitiveness and general comportment of athletes throughout the Games.
“It was highly competitive and we had less problems from the athletes,” he said.
General Okaro was, just like many Nigerians, thrilled by the opening and closing ceremonies of the games and said that Rivers State had taken the festival to a height that would be a great challenge for future hosts to attain.
He however, hoped that Lagos State would surpass what Rivers did and said “it’s up to them.”
Meanwhile, Lagos has said that they are ready for the Games that are scheduled for next year to return the Games to its usual even number years.