Governor David Umahi urges commissioner to revive sports


Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has ordered   the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the state,Mr Charles Akpuenike,to go all out to both primary and secondary schools to harvest  hidden talents and put the state on high sport pedestal.
Governor Umahi,gave the order when Abakaliki,Ebonyi Urban Divine Mandate Sport Organisation visited him in his office.

 The group used the opportunity to  invite him to the forthcoming Akubaraoha  Sports  Festival scheduled for this month. It also presented him and the state’s Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, with jerseys  for the sports festival. 

While thanking Akpuenike for his innovative and pro -activeness ,Governor Umahi,said his government would do everything possible to step up sporting activities in the state.

He said  that his government had  not contributed a kobo to the current efforts initiated by the commissioner for sport, Mr.Akpuenike. 
Earlier,the commissioner for youth and sports, had explained that they were at Government House to invite governor Umahi,to the opening ceremony of the sport festival which begins  on September 17.  

He said that the festival  was being sponsored by individuals, who appreciate what the governor is doing in the state,and urged others not to always look  for what they can get from the government purse  but to be creative.
The  activities  lined up  for the  festival are football,basket ball,wrestling,volleyball,table tennis and dancing competitions.

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