Yenagoa—The Director of Bayelsa State Government New Media, Dr. Kola Oredipe has donated sporting kits to the Bayelsa State Athletics Association.
The presentation of the sporting kits was done on the tartan tracks of the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, where Oredipe said the gesture was borne out of the need to encourage younger athletes in the state to excel in track and field events.
The media aide to the Bayelsa State governor who is the Vice Chairman of the Bayelsa State Athletics Association expressed the hope that the kits would make the athletes excel just like the new 100 meters sensation, Timma Godbless in years to come.
He noted that the Diri-led government has invested so much in sports development to enable it to become a vehicle for harnessing the talents of the teeming youths of the state.
Oredipe who thanked the coaches and officials of the State Athletics Association for grooming the athletes, charged Team Bayelsa to aspire to put up a good show in the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State.
Secretary of the Bayelsa State Athletics Association, Tariye Jackson Bidei thanked Oredipe for donating the sporting equipment.
He assured that the athletes would make the best use of the kits to improve their performance.
Athletics Coach, Maurice Terimo recalled that Oredipe made a similar donation to Tima Godbless, the teenage track sensation who went ahead to break the National junior women’s one hundred meters record at the World Junior Athletics Championship in Cali, Colombia recently.
Kits presented to the Bayelsa Athletics Association were Spike shoes, training vests, and running shorts.