the edo state deputy governor, rt. hon. philip shaibu, has reiterated the nation government’s commitment to sports improvement as an street to sell tourism in the country.
shaibu made the submission for the duration of a press conference to announce his retirement from expert soccer, after the in shape between bendel coverage soccer club (fc) and vandrezzer fc of lagos which bendel insurance received with a scoreline of 1-0 at the samuel ogbemudia stadium in benin metropolis.
the deputy governor who has performed for bendel insurance for over 5 years, expressed appreciation to fanatics of the membership and different stakeholders, noting that his retirement coincided with the promoting of the membership to nigeria expert football league (npfl).
he cited that governor godwin obaseki had given him the mandate to convert the state into a wearing hub using bendel insurance and edo queens as a template for other sports activities.
“we rebranded coverage and a yr after edo queens. these days, take a look at where we are; we are within the npfl. we thank the coaches, players, football enthusiasts and edo human beings for his or her unwavering aid, dedication, and determination in making this take place.
“edo nation authorities isn’t always in sports activities to make money however to redefine how wearing sports have to be managed to attract people and promote sports tourism. it’s simplest in edo country that you can play matches at night time like in europe and night video games were sustained for the beyond three years consisting of country wide games without power failure.”
shaibu delivered, “we’re in npfl wherein we belong and will by no means cross again again to nnl because we don’t belong there. i commend the control of nnl for it’s development as it’s the engine room of soccer in nigeria. i enchantment to nff, ministry of sports to increase nnl to ensure all financial problems are solved to transport soccer forward in nigeria.
he expressed appreciation to the governor for his vision for sports and the return of bendel insurance to the npfl, including, “i thanked the sponsor, sterling financial institution, for believing inside the membership and the settlement is the primary of its type in nigeria and it has paid off with this advertising to npfl.”
the train of bendel coverage, monday odigie, thanked the state government, fans and sponsor of the club for believing within the gamers as this propelled the team to benefit promoting to npfl.