GOV. Willie Obiano has been commended for budgeting N1billion for sports and games in the 2021 budget.
Chairman, New Auto Spare Parts Association (NASPA), Nnewi, Obinna Okechukwu, while making the commendation in his office, described such gesture as visible display of the governor’s interest in games, which will spur sportsmen and women to utilise the judicious spread of the budget to all arms of sports to win trophies and prizes especially during the country’s National Sports Festival.
He said that sports and games have remained the tonic that lubricates and generates friendship, oneness and increases the finance of both the organisers and participants.
Okechukwu said that apart from other juicy projects in the budget, football which is the most enjoyed game will bring the state back to its former glory in the country.
He disclosed that he was a strong force in football, athletics and tennis in the past but could no longer maintain such colourful status due to inadequate sponsorship.
Our correspondent reports that Okechukwu in 2019, donated a giant trophy for football for the 21 zones that make up NASPA with handsome prizes to winners, first runner-up, third position and consolation prizes to all the participating zones to encourage continued brotherly love, peace and unity that have been existing in machine parts, Nnewi .