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The Niger Delta Sports Summit is billed to hold in Port Harcourt on the 5th of July, 2019. The event which is jointly organised by Erupts Sports Consults in conjunction with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is scheduled to attract sports enthusiasts, administrators, and participants in all the states of the Niger Delta.
The CEO of Erupts Sports Consult, Opukiri Jones-Ere said the summit, which will hold at the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, would be attended by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, among other dignitaries.
The theme of the summit, which is aimed at stemming youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region, according to Jones-Ere, is “Sports as a catalyst for human capital development and peaceful coexistence in the Niger Delta’.
The chief host of the event is the acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Prof Nelson Brambaifa, while Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is the host.
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All the Governors of the Niger Delta States, including Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom; Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa; Godwin Obaseki, Edo; Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia; Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta; Emeka Ihedioha, Imo; and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State are guests of honor.
In addition, papers would be presented by seasoned sports administrators and scholars, including Dr. Patrick Ekeji and Gbenga Elegbeleye, both former Directors General of the defunct National Sports Commission, as well as Professors Ken Anugweje and Emmanuel Ojeme.
There will be special recognition of sports legends (living/dead) from the Niger Delta region during the summit, while federation presidents of wrestling, football, judo, rowing, boxing, and badminton, who are from the Niger Delta region, would also attend the summit.
It is expected that the summit would bring into the fore the much-needed impetus and opportunities in sporting activities available to be exploited and embraced by thousands of youths in the Niger Delta region.