Abia State Commissioner for Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Chief Emeka George Ikwuagwu, has lauded Chief Kingsley Amaechi Offor, a Sports activities Philanthropist for selling grassroot Sports activities improvement in Ndume Otuka Ibeku, Umuahia North Native Authorities Space.
Ikwuagwu, who was the visitor of honour throughout the finals of Ndume Otuka Unity Cup competitors held on the Group Secondary Faculty, Ahiaeke, stated it was by such competitors that abilities had been found.
He added that Chief Offor, has by his gesture, demonstrated excessive degree of patriotism and partnership with the Okezie Victor Ikpeazu administration in grassroot Sports activities Improvement.
Ikwuagwu emphasised that the drive of the State Authorities in expertise hunt on the grassroot was already bearing fruits as two college students, who had been found by overseas soccer scouts throughout the State Colleges’ Sports activities Pageant final 12 months, have been supplied College Scholarship within the Uk the place they might as well as develop their sports activities abilities.
The Commissioner stated that aside from the State Colleges’ Sports activities Pageant which concerned over 750 Public and Non-public Main and Secondary Colleges in 18 completely different sports activities, the Ikpeazu administration has by the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement held the primary Abia State Feminine Below 21 Inter Native Authorities Soccer Competitors, Pre-season Soccer Event which had 12 prime groups from throughout Nigeria competing, whereas the Governor’s Cup Competitors for below 21 Male is ongoing on the Umuahia Township Stadium.
He additional stated that the as soon as well-known Grasshoppers Handball Membership, which went into oblivion was being revived, in addition to the Ministry had commenced distribution of focused One Thousand Models of Desk Tennis Boards and Equipment to Main and Secondary faculties within the State within the Okezie Ikpeazu Free Desk Tennis Board For Colleges Scheme.
The Commissioner referred to as on different properly to do Abians and Company our bodies to emulate Chief Kingsley Offor by becoming a member of forces with the State Authorities to take Sports activities within the State to the specified degree.
In his welcome tackle, Chief Offor extolled the Ikpeazu administration for its excellent efficiency in Grassroot Sports activities Improvement and thanked the Commissioner for gracing the event. He promised to maintain the competitors on an annual foundation.
Honourable Chukwudi Apugo representing the Constituency within the Abia State Home of Meeting counseled Chief Offor for sustaining the initiative which helps the Governors’ Grassroot Sports activities Drive. Chief Offor has over time constantly funded the competitors. He inspired others to observe swimsuit.
Ohokobe Fc defeated Umuohu Azueke Fc within the remaining match by way of penalty to retain the trophy, whereas Ofeke received the third place.
Hon. Ikwuagwu offered the enormous trophy to the champions whereas Chief Offor distributed money prizes to the varied classes of winners who additionally obtained medals.