Lagos — The Lagos State Government has ordered contractors handling projects for the 18th National Sports Festival to hand over by Saturday.
The Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, gave the ultimatum on Tuesday in Lagos after inspecting the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Yaba and the University of Lagos Sports Complex.
The 18th National Sports Festival, tagged "Eko 2012", with the theme 'Igniting the Spirit of Friendship' is scheduled to start on Nov. 27 and end Dec.9.
"Majority of the contractors had said that they will round off by Thursday.
"But we are giving them till Saturday to vacate the premises and venues so that we can assign the facilities to the Facility and Venue Sub-committee of the LOC," she said.
Orelope-Adefulire, who is also the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman, said that she would personally visit the centres on a daily basis to ensure the contractors delivered on schedule.
"Part of the preparation informed our visit to the Games venues.
"I think so far, we are making progress and I can say that we are ready to host and receive our visitors.
"And as the torch of unity is still moving round, I call on all Lagosians to host with us our visitors with the enthusiasm that we are known for," she said.
Orelope-Adefulire assured participants that they would enjoy their stay during the festival.