Akwa Ibom Youths Sports Festival Holds February 14 -24
The Akwa Ibom Youths Sports Festival with participants from the respective local government councils will commence from February 14 this year. This formed part of the decisions taken by the State Executive Council presided over by Gov. Udom Emmanuel at Government House, Uyo, Wednesday. The decisions of the State Executive Council made known by the commissioner for information and strategy, Mr Charles Udo, alongside his counterpart in the Ministry of Sports, Sir Monday Ebong Uko , indicated that the preliminaries of the competition would span to cover the 24th of this month. Uko specifically explained that the State Executive Council took the decision to rescue Nigeria from non-representation of competitors in future international sporting events, stressing that the intention was to discover talents in the state. He announced that champions raised from the respective local government competitions would engage in the final competition billed to take place from March 15 to 19, calling on individuals in the various councils to lend the necessary support to their councils. The commissioner for sports maintained that the expected Youths Sports Festival would be one of the biggest events with prizes selected to be won by individual competitors, champions and even the local government councils, adding that the State Executive Council would accord the event the seriousness it deserves. Uko noted that with the success expected from the hosting of the event this month, the State Executive Council has also given the approval for another round of the sports fiesta in November this year, saying in the deliberations of the State Executive Council the event would take place two times this year.