- March 22, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Akwa Ibom
Governor Udom Emmanuel has assured that his administration remains committed to the development of sports in the state.
He stated this while declaring open the maiden edition of Akwa Ibom youth sport festival for primary and secondary schools at the nest of champions, where he decried the dearth of sport in Nigeria, adding that the situation prompted his government to key into the sector in order to harness talents for nigeria in international competitions.
While advising the athletes to take the festival seriously, Governor Emmanuel promised to sustain the games yearly.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung commended the state government for the initiative and promised the support of the federal government towards its sustainability.
Over 6000 athletes from the 31 Local Government Areas of the state will compete at the state final from March 22nd to 26th 2017