Sports Recorder Edition, May 25, 2023. By Bassey Ibiatisuho
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports and Chairman of Akwa United Football Club, Elder Paul Bassey has described sports as one of the most successful sectors under the Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration.
Elder Bassey stated this during the commissioning of the remodeled Uyo Township Stadium by the state governor as part of activities marking the winding down of his administration.
According to him, the state has never witnessed the level of success in sports recorded during the present administration.
“Most times people forget what the Governor has done in Sports. Governor Udom Emmanuel in his eight years, has done more for sports than any other governor before him, Today we are living witnesses to the sports infrastructure that this state has, just recently, FIFA announced that the Super Eagles can only play in Uyo because no stadium in Nigeria fits their standard.”
He thanked the governor for providing the enabling infrastructure and environment for sports to thrive in the state and for making Akwa Ibom the sports capital of Nigeria through huge investment in the sector.
The FIFA/CAF Match Commissioner expressed hope that the incoming governor, Pastor Umo Eno will build on the foundation laid by the outgoing governor to continue to give Akwa Ibom a pride of place in sports development in the country.