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Anambra to keep investing in sports devp – Obiano



ANAMBRA State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, yesterday reiterated his administration’s commitment to sports development through strategic investments.

  Gov. Obiano made the promise during an unscheduled inspection visit at the construction site of Awka City Stadium which is currently nearing completion.

  Explaining that work commenced at the site six months ago, Gov. Obiano equally stated that the contractor was chosen because of the quality work he has done other places and recommendation by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

  According to the governor, not only is the project a demonstration of his love for sports in general and football in particular, Obiano also hinted that Awka was selected for the project because of his administration’s devotion to bequeathing an enduring legacy to Awka in keeping with its status as the capital of one of the most competitive states in 21st Century Nigeria.  

  Continuing, the governor said it was for this devotion that he approved the recommendation for 100 per cent FIFA-standard organic grass turf for the pitch.

  Therefore, Gov. Obiano charged the contractor to ensure he deliver, promising not to take any excuse to the contrary.

  Earlier while answering a question from the governor, contractor handling the project, Egbe Ebi promised to deliver the project in two-month time.

  Also speaking, Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Tony Oli said the state had done well in sports development, adding that when completed, the stadium would help Anambra in grooming more talents that would win laurels for the state and Nigeria.

  Among dignitaries that accompanied Gov. Obiano at the visit were his wife and founder of Caring Family Enhancement (CAFÉ) initiative, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano and Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Uche Okafor, permanent secretaries and other top government functionaries.

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