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Earlier today, 26/2/2020 February, 2020.
The honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Kogi State, Hon Idris Musa (Danjuma Oando) and top management officials of the Sport Ministry welcomed yet another Medal as the Kogi State Weight-Lifting Team won for the State a Medal at the just concluded Weight-Lifting Tournament in Tashkent Uzbekistan ( Europe).

This is coming days after the Ministry welcomed Silver and Bronze medal respectively by the Kogi State, under 19 Boys and Girls team at the just concluded President Beach Volleyball Tournament at Kaduna State.

It is on record that the Ministry is recording series of achievement both home and away within this few time of Hon. Idris at helms of Sport affairs in the State; a prove that when the right person is in the right position, the right result is achieved.

The Kogi Women Team who came 4th in the just concluded international tournament, a contest that had 47 Nations in participation, registered their official presence alongside the head coach, Mr. Christopher who was equally awarded the best coach from the country, Nigeria for the tournament to break the news of their success at the Commissioner’s office.

The Honourable Commissioner while receiving the team in his office, applauded the team’s outstanding performance in doing the State proud at the international competition, while congratulating the head coach on his historic achievement and meritorious award as Nigeria’s best coach.

Highlight of the session was the presentation of the won medal to Ministry of Sport which was well received by the honourable Commissioner in person with great joy and happiness.


Honorable Idris further urged the team to put more effort in their subsequent outings while assuring them of the State government’s continuous support to Sports development in the the State, describing his principal, Alhaji Yahaya Bello as a Sport loving leader who is committed to doing more for the good people of Kogi State.

Hon. Idris also stressed that the team’s efforts in writing the State in gold at the just concluded international outing will be greatly rewarded.


Hon. Idris also encouraged the team to keep on in the Spirit of excellence, and wished them well in their subsequent outings.

Apeh Mordecai
Media Aide to the Honourable commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Kogi State.

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