The executive chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Council of Rivers State, Barrister Ben Eke on Wednesday inaugurated the Ahoada East Sports Committee.
The committee, which is charged with the responsibility of organizing this year’s Ahoada East Sports Festival, was inaugurated at the chairman’s office.
Speaking during the ceremony, the chairman charged members of the committee to be selfless and committed in the discharge of their duties and mandated them to organize both football and wrestling competitions.
He expressed his commitment to unite the Local Government through sports, adding that only communities within the LGA are eligible to register for the football competition. He maintained that the prizes to be won are the same as that of last edition
The wrestling, which according to him will be in two categories is opened for all sons of the LGA, stressing that the overall winner will go home with N200, 000, while the second and third positions will go with N150,000 and N100, 000 respectively.
He also asked the committee to come up with a proposal to organize track and field event for secondary schools in the LGA by March 2020.
Responding on behalf of committee, the chairman, Rev. Godpower Simeon, expressed appreciation for the opportunity given them to serve.
He promised the committee will deliver on its mandate as sports is a beacon for unity.
Those who are to serve in the committee are; Rev. Godpower Simeon, Chairman; Eugene Okposougu, Secretary; Dr. Mrs Rose Ololube, member and Comr Elems Awuji.
Other are Mr Mark Echi, Richard Ihua-Maduenyi, Festus Ishibie, Andrew Isiah and Comr. Emeka Okpara Ogo.
The rest are Comr. Nathan Okpokiri, Hope Edesi, Walson Ekine, Ugwu Yvonne, Alabi Umegbewe and Monday Ocwer.
The committee is expected to complete this year’s event on or before the 22nd of December, 2019.