Chairman of Cross River State Sports activities Fee, Chief Orok Duke has insisted that federal authorities has not taken the internet hosting rights for the Nationwide Sports activities Pageant, billed to have held final 12 months, from them.
He spoke when managements of Royal Farms Worldwide Ltd and two different non-public corporations expressed curiosity to yearly sponsor Calabar Open desk tennis and taekwando within the state.
His phrases: “It’s not true that the sports activities minister has taken the internet hosting proper from the state. As I communicate to you no one has given us any formal communication saying we now not have the proper to host the Nationwide Sports activities Pageant.”In Zambia final 12 months, Barrister Solomon Dalung, the sports activities minister talked about one thing like that. He has not given a particular choice. We’re nonetheless prepared to host the competition”
“ Abuja and different states are merely promoting for the internet hosting proper. So far as we’re involved, we’re nonetheless the rightful hosts”, he insisted.
Duke mentioned funds for the pageant have been effectively supplied for within the present state finances.
It will be recalled that the nineteenth Nationwide Sports activities Pageant has suffered a number of postponements proper from the tenure of former governor, Senator Liyel Imoke owing to technical and infrastructural causes.
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