Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has said that the state resources will increase by N1.5 billion from the hosting of the ongoing 2020 Police Games.
The Governor while journalists at Oma event centre after watching a kickboxing match, said that the hosting right has helped the state to upgrade its facilities and even build new ones.
Obiano said: “We have about 15,000 people who came into the state from outside.
“If they spend at least N100,000, we will have fresh N1.5 billion which has been injected into the state. The police guys buys enter buses here and pay, the bus driver buys fuel, the fuel seller buys fish and so money keeps circulating.
“It is to the glory of God that we are hosting and we thank God they chose us and everything is working seamlessly for now.
“Some sportswriters have already approached me, and they are happy with the facilities we have here, and they have told me they want to host some games here.
“Through this game, we will produce lots of Onyalis, Ajunwas and lots of them. We will ensure that the facilities are there for people to keep training after now, but we will schedule the time when the facilities will be opened for training.”
The Governor emphasised that through the games, an Olympics-size swimming pool has been built in the state, noting that it is the only one in the South East.