The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra chapter has commended the state government for a successful Nigeria Police Games (NPG).
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The biennial NPG tagged “Anambra 2020” was hosted in various locations across the state between Feb. 29 and March 7.
The sports body in a statement signed by Anthony Oji and Chimezie Anaso, chairman and secretary respectively said they were proud that the government could stage the games in spite the lack of public sector owned sports facility.
SWAN commended Gov. Willie Obiano and Tony Oli, Chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission for their financial and administrative commitment to the games.
”We are satisfied with the facilities employed during the games and the seamless movement of athletes and officials to venues across the state.
”Also, all the facilities including the newly constructed swimming pool, volleyball, basketball and handball courts were available for use on the scheduled dates.
”We thank our Grand Patron, Obiano for releasing the funds required to stage the games which has been adjudged one of the best,” it stated.
SWAN called on sports managers to ensure that facilities built for the games were maintained while urging the governor to build a stadium before the end of his administration.
It called on the sports commission to ensure maintenance of these facilities and make them available for training of athletes in the state.