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Prosperity Cup Organizers Felicitates with Commissioner Designates.

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Mr. Ono Akpe
  •    Describes Chief Igali as a Global Ambassador, Shining Light

Director General of Nigeria’s biggest grassroots football tournament, the Bayelsa Governor’s Football Tournament, tagged the Prosperity Cup, Mr. Ono Akpe has congratulated the fourteen commissioner designates on their nomination.

Mr. Akpe, in a congratulatory message, said on behalf of the Central Organizing Committee and the entire Organisers of the Prosperity Cup appreciated Governor Douye Diri for nominating distinguished achievers in his cabinet that would help to achieve a prosperous Bayelsa that our forefathers have always envisaged.

He particularly noted the nomination of Maxwell Ebibai, who headed the finance ministry in his first term and Surveyor Moses Teibowei, former Commissioner for Works, who is also a renowed footballer and football enthusiast, as well as Dr Emelah Gentle, Biriyai Dambo, Preye Brodrick and Chief Michael Magbisa, former Sagbama Local Government chairman among others, as outstanding nominees.

According to him, he has no doubt that both the old and new commissioner designates would deliver in whatever ministry they would be assigned due to their experience, commitment and vision for the development of the state.

The statement especially hailed the nomination of the former Olympic and World wrestling Champion, Hon Daniel Igali whose first term as Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development witnessed unprecedented achievements in the sports sector with the state finishing second in the National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State having come third in Benin City, Edo State at the previous edition.

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Mr Akpe described Hon Igali as a global ambassador and shining light in Nigerian sports as well as the world, stating that since his appointment as commissioner, state  athletes have competed favourably with their peers across the world recording outstanding victories in almost all fields of sports especially in wrestling were Bayelsa born athletes would be representing the nation in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France having excelled in the just concluded African Games.

The statement explained that the tenure of Hon Daniel Igali as commissioner gave the Prosperity Cup more positives with innovations particularly the introduction of the Female and Para Soccer editions, describing him as a perfect definition of a round peg in a round hole.

He thanked Governor Douye Diri for finding the Enewari born politician worthy to serve again in his cabinet in the next four years of the Prosperity Administration and prayed that he would once again drive the policies and programmes of the Sports Ministry if given the Sports portfolio.

The statement concluded by stating that with these nominees and others soon to be announced, the Prosperity Government is poised to take Bayelsa to greater heights in the coming years.

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