Sunday, May 16, 2021
Array

Udom floats state football league, as Eket stadium takes shape

Headline

tiamin rice

In the run up to the 2015 general elections in Akwa Ibom State, Governor Udom Emmanuel, clearly defined his agenda towards the renaissance of sports development in the state.

His vision at that time was to lay a new template that would ensure that youths of the State would find limitless opportunities through sports, especially with the completion of the new Godswill Akpabio International Stadium built with the state of the art facilities and its future economic benefits.

READ  NiMet predicts sunshine, cloudiness Monday to Wednesday
READ  COVID-19: January will be tough for Nigerians – NCDC

Three years down the road, the Governor has set the pace for sports development in Nigeria with a new framework, a new model that has taken sports development back to the grassroots with the synergy that has been revived in sports and education.

Today, Governor Udom Emmanuel has done it again, with the planned State Football League, first of its kind that seeks to galvanize youths in all the Local Government Areas of the State through a football league competition whose execution will, apart from engendering unity and the engagement of the restive youth, is set to provide a means of livelihood and occupation.

READ  Gunmen kill 2 Nigerian soldiers, abduct expatriate at project site

A 16,000 seater Eket Sports Stadium will be commissioned in September.

The Eket stadium at West Itam, which has been completed, has state of the art facilities, including a standard football field, a tartan track, volleyball court, basket ball court and other facilities.

READ  Jailbreak: NPS re-arrest 14 out of 47 Akwa Ibom prison inmates – Official

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

[newsletter_signup_form id=1]
-->

Related News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

cosgrove