According to a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sunny Ogefere, the Governor said that in spite of the injury that impeded her performance, Okagbare posted her best time ever in the Olympics outing.
Typical of his fatherly role to the State-born athletes, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan had a telephone conversation with Okagbare yesterday (Monday August 6th) at about 3:30pm Nigerian time and encouraged her not to despair.
“The entire State is solidly behind you, be encouraged and do not despair”, he charged her.
He said that the State government will continue to support Okagbare and other Nigerian athletes of Delta State origin and urged them to remain focused and dedicated.