National youth games to kick off Sept 20 in Delta

BY Remi Sulola


The federal ministry of sports development has fixed a new date for the 2023 edition of the National Youth Games (NYG).

The ministry, in a statement issued on Monday, said the NYG will now be held from September 20-30 in Asaba, Delta state.

The seventh edition of the youth games was initially slated to take place from September 7-10.

The new date was agreed upon following a meeting between Tonobok Okowa, chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, and the ministry in Abuja.


“The federal ministry of sports development has announced September 20th – 30th, 2023 as the new date for the 7th edition of the National Youth Games, which will be held in Asaba, Delta state,” the statement reads.

“The ministry stated that the change in date was to allow more time for the operationalization of plans towards hosting a successful youth games fiesta.

“The games will serve as a precursor to the nation’s 63rd independence anniversary, which will be marked on October 1st, 2023.”


The NYG is geared towards discovering talents from the grassroots level with the objectives of promoting national unity, curbing age cheats in sports and establishing a standard programme for athletes’ succession.

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