Benin City- The maiden edition of the Gymnastics Clubs/ Associations Super championship hosted bv Gymnastics federation of Nigeria took place in Benin city on Thursday.

The two- day events which took place at the ultra modern hall of the Samuel Ogbemudia’s stadium was declared open by the wife of the state deputy governor Mrs Mary- Ann Philip Shaibu.

In a brief remark, the Permanent Secretary of the Edo State Sports Commission, Mrs Sabina Chikere reiterates state government’s commitments in bringing up young talents who will be professionals in their chosen careers.

She noted that the Governor Godwin Obaseki”s led administration in the state is poised to change the narrative on sports development and the girl-child participation.

“As a state we are bringing up the young talents who will become full time professionals in their chosen careers”

“We are changing the narrative about sports and the girl- child participation. This we hope to sustain by including it in the school curriculum” she said

On his part, the Executive Director, Sports Development, Edo state sports commission, Dr Emmanuel lgbinoba said the state- of- art sports facilities at the Samuel Og
bemudia’s stadium, particularly, the ultra modern gymnastisum hall is one step to becoming best sports destination in Africa.

Dr lgbinoba therefore reassured on the state government’s determination to continuously develop sporting activities in the state.

High point of the event was the official declaration of the ceremony open by the wife of the deputy governor Mrs Mary- Ann Philip Shaibu flanked by the President, Nigeria Gymnastic federation, Mr Kelvin Erhunmwunse.

Clubs/ Associations that participated in the super championship were Pgonesis Gymnastics Association of Ogun state, FCT, Abuja, Egilizuli Gymnastics club, Bayelsa as well as Ondo Gymnastics club .