Russia 2018: Kogi to create 25 viewing centres

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Kogi state government says it has concluded arrangements to establish 25 viewing centres where people can watch live World Cup matches in Russia.
The government said yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital that the centres would be located at the headquarters of each of the 21 local government areas in the state. Director-General, Media and Publicity to the state Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, who made the disclosure, said that the centres would be located in areas that are easily accessible and secure.
According to him, all the centres would be equipped with cable TV subscription, projector, screen, standby generator and other accessories. He added that the government had already taken delivery of all theitems for onward delivery to the designated centres in all thelocalities.
“The government will also ensure constant fuel supply and train attendants to man the centres.
“The Nigeria Police and other security agencies have been contacted on the need to provide security for viewers at the centres and forestall any form of violence,’’ he said in a statement.
He urged football fans to look forward to uninterrupted entertainment throughout the Coupe de Mundial, courtesy of the government. Nigeria’s Super Eagles are in Group D alongside the Albiceleste of Argentina, Iceland’s Strákarnir Okkar (Our Boys) and Vatreni of Croatia. They play their opening game against Croatia on Saturday at 8.p.m.
(Premium Times)


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