Serial Entrepreneur and Chancellor of Nigerias foremost private higher institution, Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, has redeemed his pledge to boost the first edition of Abia State Under 21 Female Inter Local Government Football Completion, being organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in conjunction with the ministries of Women Affairs and Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs.
This he did by delivering a total of 408 branded jerseys complete with hose to the organizers of the competition.
Handing over the different hues of jerseys to the Abia State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu, the Chancellor, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Augustine Uwakwe stated that the donation is in fulfillment of the promise he made to dress budding participants at the sports meet.
Emphasizing the social relevance of sports to nation building, he lauded the Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu for his commitment to youth development, signposted by his support to the premiere edition of the Under 21 Female Inter local Government Football Competition.
Pledging sustained partnership with the state government at different levels, Prof Ibe enjoined the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development not to relent in initiating proactive activities that not only engage Abia youths but also empower them to become better citizens.
Speaking while receiving the donations, Abia State Commissioner for Youth and Sports development, Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu appreciated the Chancellor for the overture, stressing that he is further encouraged by the magnanimity of Prof Ibe to propose the organisation of a special sports fiesta specifically for tertiary institutions in the state, using the modern sporting facilities available in Gregory University Uturu.
Correspondents report that Prof Ibe had offered to kit all the teams from the 17 local Government Areas participating in the Under 21 Inter Local Government Female Football Competition.
Sleek Ogbonnaya Ogwo, ANIPR
DR, Media & Public Relations
13th November 2020