The Abia State Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Growth has introduced awards of “Sports activities Ambassador 2020” to an 11-year-old, Grasp Ugwunnaya Chiedozie Erondu and “Distinctive Feminine Commentator of the 12 months 2020” to a radio presenter, Miss Adaeze Michael.
The awards have been introduced to the 2 deserving awardees throughout a ceremony on the Umuahia Township Stadium, within the state capital, yesterday.
Talking on the theme “Catching Them Younger”, the Commissioner for Sports activities, Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu, acknowledged that the award which was in keeping with the imaginative and prescient of the State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, was a part of actions marking the 12 months 2020 Worldwide Youth Day.
Ikwuagwu additionally disclosed that the Abia youth and sports activities competition which was suspended as a result of coronavirus pandemic will quickly take off as quickly because the lockdown is eased on sporting actions within the State.
He famous that the identical competitors has been concluded on the Native Authorities stage.
The Commissioner additional knowledgeable the youths and the bodily challenged individuals within the state of plans to carry multi-sports para video games which can also be in keeping with the governor’s directives as plans have been at a sophisticated stage.
He additionally famous that the Handball Membership of the state will quickly bounce again to prominence as all needed logistics have been put in place to make sure it takes off as quickly as attainable.
Ikwuagwu additional disclosed plans for the development of ordinary stadiums within the three (3) Senatorial Zones of the State, plans which, based on him, are awaiting approval by the Governor.
He went forward to state that the ministry will proceed to meet its mandate in the direction of youths within the state by selling and awarding excellence amongst them.
Additionally, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Normal Duties and father of one of many award recipients, Chief Erondu U. Erondu, thanked the Governor and the Ministry of Sports activities and Youth Growth for the enormous strides achieved by the State up to now in sports activities.
He disclosed that the 11-year-old Grasp Ugwunnaya Erondu who’s at the moment in major 5 developed ardour for soccer having been impressed by his elder brother, Grasp Chukwuebuka Erondu, who additionally has curiosity in the identical area.
He inspired the awardees to proceed of their efforts to carve a distinct segment for themselves of their chosen curiosity areas and keenness as they make the State proud.
On his half, the state Youths Sports activities Ambassador awardee, Erondu, thanked Ikpeazu for his ardour for sports activities which made the occasion a actuality.
Erondu additionally thanked the Commissioner for Youth and Sports activities Growth for the honour conferred on them whereas promising to do their finest of their chosen fields to proceed to make the State proud.
Talking with newsmen after receiving her award, Adaeze Michael who’s a sports activities journalist working with Flo 94.9 FM radio station in Umuahia thanked Ikpeazu for the honour carried out to her.
She additionally used the event to encourage younger Abians to observe their ardour wherever it leads.
In accordance with her, “It’s my ardour for soccer that has earned me this award which I imagine is the primary of many to return.”