By Archibong Jeremiah
The Cross River State Commissioner For Youths and Sports Development, Comrade Asu Okang has revealed that the State has been given grace period to host the National Sports Festival, NAFEST.
According to him, “The Minister for Youths and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalong has given us until second quarter of this year to prepare and host the festival”.
The Commissioner who made the disclosure recently while speaking to our reporter in his office expressed high hopes that the State will host the festival against all odds because its integrity is at stake.
The 19th National Sports Festival, after its Touch was received by the then deputy governor of the State, Efiok Cobham, at the closing of the Eko 2012 games, was supposed to hold sometime in November 2014 but has been postponed severally because the State couldn’t meet up with preparation.