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NIN is mandatory for National Youth Games – FG

The Federal Government has initiated a National Identification Number (NIN) verification policy for participating athletes in the seventh edition of the National Youth Games (NYG).

The Youth Games is scheduled to be held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital from September 7th – 17th.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar disclosed this to journalists at the Joint technical meetings between the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development officials, the Delta State Sports Commission, the local organizing committee, and technical directors from the 36 states and the FCT, Abuja, held in Asaba.

The meeting also revealed the modalities to adopt for the Seventh National Youth Games to be hosted by the ‘Big Heart of the Nation’

No fewer than 30 sports are to feature at the seventh edition of the National Youth Games.

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The Games are designed to discover athletes that will be nurtured to stardom, the games are; Athletics, Gymnastics, Para – Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball, Boxing, Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Karate, and Tennis.

Others are Canoeing, Para-Athletics, Taekwondo, Chess, Squash and Scrabble, Cycling, Swimming, Volleyball, Football, Judo, Weightlifting, Golf, Rugby, and Wrestling.

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The first edition was hosted by Abuja and since then Kwara state has been the hosting state before the ministry of Youth awarded the seventh edition to Delta state.

Meanwhile, the sixth edition witnessed 37 sports events with Delta state emerged as the overall winner with 60 gold, 26 silver, and 28 bronze medals, this makes it six wins in the six National Youth Games for Delta.

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Team Lagos came second with 19 gold, 25 silver, and 28 bronze medals, while Edo occupied the third position with 18 gold, 10 silver, and 12 bronze medals.

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