Begin Preparation For Commonwealth Games, Dalung Urges Sports Federations

By Dorcas Jonah
Abuja –   The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday directed sports federations to commence preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games without further delay.
Dalung gave the directive at a news conference on Queen’s Baton Relay as part of activities to mark the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia from April 4.
He said this was necessary to ensure a robust preparation and a successful outing for Team Nigeria at the Games.
Dalung said that the Queen’s Baton Relay would hold in Lagos from April 1 to April 5.
“The Baton, accompanied by a five-man international team will arrive Nigeria on April 1 in line with the tradition of Queen’s Baton protocol.
“It is my delight to update the media on preparations for the hosting of the Queens’s Baton Relay in Nigeria.
“This is the fifth consecutive time that the relay will be visiting Nigeria, as a traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games.’’ he said.
Dalung said that the first visit of the Queen’s Baton to Nigeria was in 2002.
The minister said the relay was to the Commonwealth Games what Olympics Torch Relay was to the Olympics Games.
He said that the Queen’s Baton Relay was first introduced as part of the Commonwealth Games in 1958 in Cardiff, Wales.
Dalung said the Baton which usually convey a message from the Queen of England, starts its journey across commonwealth nations and territories a year prior to the games.
He said that the Baton would be presented to Gov Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on April 3, thereafter; the Baton Relay train would proceed to the National Stadium for other activities.
Dalung said that there would be a city float leading a relay pack of past commonwealth athletes, Olympians and paralympians, from the National Stadium through Western Avenue to Ojuelegba
He listed other activities to include: presentation by children of special school at the stadium, visit to Pacelli School for the blind and visit to Nigeria Olympics Committee partner schools.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Gold Coast 2018 edition of the Queen’s Baton Relay was launched on Monday by Queen Elizabeth 11 at Buckingham Palace, London.

MTN News Alert
DMON
To receive our mobile newspaper on MTN delivered on your phone, text SAWD to 4900 at N50 per week or SAMD to 4900 at N150 per month.
For information on press releases, photos, promotional events and adverts, call or send text to 08173460599 or 08094208271or send email to: info@sundiatapost.com

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D
Email: info@sundiatapost.com
Website: www.sundiatapost.com

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838
https://twitter.com/sundiatapost/

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
ACCREDITED MEMBER
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate