By Osahon Osahon
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday received the festival torch of the 20th National Sports Festival.
The torch arrival the premises of the Government House, in Benin, at about 3.30 pm.
The Governor received the torch from the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, represented by the South-South Director of Sports, Peter Nelson.
Receiving the torch, Obaseki described the national sports fiesta as a rallying point for the country, and must be sustained.
“On behalf of the citizens of Edo state, I received this touch from the Federal Minister of Sports,” he said.
He later passed the torch to the Deputy Governor who doubles as the Chairman of the local organizing committee, for onward transmission to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, main venue of the festival.