The new Sports Minister, Chairman National Sports Commission, Dr Tamuno Danagogo will today  in Calabar perform what is believed to be his first official assignment since he was sworn into office, as Cross River State launches the Festival Theme Song and unveils the Logo and Mascot of the 19th National Sports Festival tagged “ Paradise Games”

The Minister who is the Special Guest of honour at the event that will be held inside the impressive Venetian Arena, will also take time out to see some of the facilities earmarked for the Festival.

He will be accompanied to Calabar by a powerful NSC delegation led by the Director General Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, who is the Chairman of the Main Organising Committee (MOC ) of the Festival.

Cross River State Sports Commissioner Honourable Patrick Ugbe who is also the Vice Chairman of the Local Organising Committee ( LOC )said yesterday, that one of the highlights of the event will be the rendering of the Theme Song by “Son of the soil “ Sunny Neji who composed the anthem.

“ The grand performance that should last for a maximum of two hours will also see in attendance, including all Olympians of Cross River State origin like Mercy Nku, Offiong Edem and Cecilia Otu.

“We will create a very exciting atmosphere that will be ignited by the Carnival Band Association who are set to put up a grand performance of music, culture and dance.

The high point of the event will be the unveiling of the Festival Logo and Mascot by His Excellency the Executive Governor of the State Senator Liyel Imoke assisted by the Honourable Sports Minister, The Deputy Governor of the State His Excellency Efiok Cobham who is also Chairman of the LOC and Vice Chairman of the MOC, and the DG, National Sports Commission.

 

 

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