Athletes taking part in the 19th National Sports Festival will get adequate security, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Musa Bello has assured.
The opening ceremony of the event held on Thursday at the National Stadium in Abuja with 7, 227 athletes from 35 states and the FCT jostling for honours.
Only Ebonyi State will be missing in action at the sports fiesta in the North Central State.
According to Bello, the FCT administration has put all measures in place to ensure a smooth event.
“We have put all necessary logistics to ensure that the festival is hitch free,” he said.
“We have equally arranged a good transportation system for the delegates in all venues. We carefully selected the sports to be competed for.”