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    Nigeria's first national Sports festival was officially opened in Lagos(Nigeria) on Saturday(18 August) by Nigeria's Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon.

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    Nigeria's first national Sports festival was officially opened in Lagos(Nigeria) on Saturday(18 August) by Nigeria's Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon.

    About six thousand athletes from the country's twelve states will be involved in the nine days of games, aimed at seeking new talent for the Olympic games and other major international sports meetings.

    The festival will be staged every two years, and in his opening speech, General Gowon said it was part of an eight-year development plan by the Sports Commission to raise standards to ensure a continuous flow of talents.

    After his arrival at the Lagos National Stadium, General and Mrs. Gowon watched the official lighting ceremony of the Games Flame, they met several members of the sports contingents, and then the General declared the games opened.

    Following is a transcription of General Gowon's speech.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73HLQ4P80D3FF59468Y00PLB2
    Media URN:
    VLVA73HLQ4P80D3FF59468Y00PLB2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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