2018 Commonwealth Bronze medalist, Welson Ebikewenimo have hailed Governor Seriake Dickson for hosting Team Nigeria Wrestlers in Yenegoa.
Ebikewenimo who won silver at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games said the hosting of the wrestlers have motivated them, hence the governor deserves some accolades.
He said the federation has been in fantastic for over five years with an outstanding performance at the World Championships, African Championships as well as other competitions preceding the Commonwealth Games.
The Bayelsa born wrestler said Governor Dickson has justified his place in history as a sports loving governor most especially to the Wrestling Federation.
“I’m proud to be associated with my Governor (Seriake Dickson), he recognized us after the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland; no he’s doing same to us. I think the governor deserves some accolades”, he said.
“Over 15 wrestlers are employed under the Bayelsa state government. This alone tells the world that the sports wrestling is part of the Niger Delta State. Every week, most local government organizes traditional wrestling and most of us take part in this historical event to keep fit and it’s supported by the governor himself”, Ebikewenimo added.
He also commended the unrelentless effort of the President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali for the immense support for wrestling team, promising to make the country proud subsequently.
Two times Commonwealth Champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye said the act exhibited by Governor Dickson shows he’s a lover of wrestling.
“His Excellency Seriake Henry Dickson the Governor of bayelsa state thank you sir, I am completely overwhelmed”.
“It really showed how much you love and care for sports people and youth in general, I greatly appreciate”, the World Silver medalist said.