Sport Development Tour: Hon.Commissioner Visits Umuahia North And Ikwuano L.G.As

Abia State commissioner for Sports & Youth Development, Sir Nwaobilor Ananaba, has continued his sensitization tour, of the 17 Local Government Areas in the state, to ascertain the level of the council’s readiness to develop sports in the state.

The commissioner on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, visited Umuahia North & Ikwuano Local Government Areas.

The commissioner was received by the Head of Service, Umuahia North L.G.A, Mrs Ugo Chibuike, and Ikwuano L.G.A, who was represented by the deputy director Admin, Mr. John Ukonu, who both appreciated the commissioner for visiting the local government council.

The commissioner said Governor Alex Otti (OFR), is determined to develop sports in the state, especially at the local government level, and that his visit was to collaborate with the council and the education ministry to develop sports in primary and secondary schools in the local Government councils through inter-school sports, inter-house sports, which will include track and field events, indoor sports, etc.

He maintained that after the talents have been identified, they will go on to compete at the highest level in major sporting competitions.

Sir Ananaba, also said there will be a colleage of sports excellence that will be constructed in the state so that sports talents will be developed early with their coaches also being trained.

The head of the service, Umuahia North L.G.A, Mrs. Ugo Chibuike, and that of Ikwuano L.G.A, thanked the commissioner for his visit, saying that the education Secretaries in the L.G.A will collaborate with the state ministry of Education, to ensure that physical education is taken seriously in schools, and called for monitoring to ensure optimal delivery.

The commissioner was accompanied to the tour, by the various directors from the Ministry of Sports & Youth Development, and the Acting Director of Sports, Abia State Sports Council, Comrade Obioma George.

Special Adviser, Media & Publicity,
to the Hon. Commissioner for
Sports & Youth Development.

18th October, 2023.

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