The Commissioner for Sports; Hon. Boma Iyaye inaugurated a 5-Man Sports Steering Committee for Team Rivers ahead of the National Sports Festival in Benin City tagged Edo 2020.
The members are Honour Sirawoo Permanent Secretary Ministry of Sports, Rivers State as the Chairman of the committee.
Sepribo Nimifaa, the Special Adviser to the Commissioner for Sports Rivers State will serve as Secretary of the Committee.
Other members include the Acting Director of Sports Rivers State Sports Council, Mildred Hart, Chioma Christopher the Festival Secretary to Team Rivers and Opakriba Harry, the Head of Coaches, Team Rivers.
Boma Iyaye while inaugurating the committee asked them to ensure the Rivers State athletes excel at the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo State.
He also listed the committee terms of reference to include
1). To take the Welfare of Team Rivers Athletes as a top priority
2). To ascertain the terms of the agreement between the Consultants and Team Rivers
3) To ensure the payment of all entitlements directly to Athletes and Coaches.
4). Ensure Team Rivers improve on its performance at the 19th edition of the festival in Abuja.
He promised the committee and the athletes that the state government will provide all the necessary logistics for a successful outing at the festival.
The 2020 National Sports Festival is scheduled for March 22 to April 1 in Edo State.