"Umahi moves to make sports thrive in Ebonyi"


By Victor Nwegede

Governor David Nweze Umahi has promised to make sports thrive in Ebonyi State.

The governor made the promise during the flag off ceremony of Governor David David Nweze Umahi's annual schools sports competition in Ivo Local Government Area of the state.

Flagging off the sports competition at Asaka, the Ivo Council Headquarters,  Governor Umahi represented by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr Orji Uche Orji, said his administration has changed the narrative of Ebonyi State from educational backwardness by lifting the state to an enviable height.

He noted that his administration has reached the peak of human capital development, hence, the initiative of the annual schools sports competition to help the younger ones discover and harness their God-giving talents in sports for a better tommorow.

He said his government would provide all necessary facilities to make sporting activities thrive in the state and advised all the stakeholders and teachers in the area to take the programme serious.

The Chairman of Ivo Local Government Area, Chief Onyebuchi Ogbadu while describing sports as a unifying factor that keeps human mentally and physically fit, appreciated Governor Umahi for re-awakening the people's consciousness on sports and promised to support the initiative.

Earlier, the Sports Coordinator, Ivo Local Government Education Authority, Mr Christopher Monday, said the council people were grateful to the governor for the initiative and promised to put in his best to ensure the success of the programme in the area.

Some of the students including Master Michael Okorie, Miss Victory Sunday and Master Christopher Eze, expressed happiness for the opportunity to discover their talents and prayed God to continue to bless Governor Umahi as he pilots the affairs of the state.

The flag off ceremony which was simultaneously at different Local Government Areas of the state, featured Match Past by primary and secondary school pupils and students in the area and novelty football competition between Ishiagu and Akaeze communities that ended in a goalless draw."

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