DG Governor’s Cup Lauds Diri, CEO Baraza, Exosports, For Sports Development

Bayelsa Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has been commended for providing an enabling environment for sports to flourish in the state through government/private partnership.

This follows the support of Baraza Cooperative Society at the recent Baraza Champions of Champions Wrestling Competition, and the sponsorship of jerseys for Bayelsa United, by Exosports.

Director General, Governor’s Cup, Ono Akpe, gave the commendation in a statement, signed and released at the weekend in Abuja.

According to him, the recent support from the private sector was an indication that sports would receive massive support under the Diri administration.

“Let me thank the Governor for creating an enabling environment for individuals to come in and support sporting activities in the state, it goes to show that the sector would enjoy lots of government and private partnership, which is what every stakeholder have always clamoured for”.

“We keep saying it that government cannot do it alone, especially in Sports development, private organisations and well meaning Bayelsans should also come in, or if possible invest in Sports, since it has become one of the most lucrative careers in the world”.

Ono Akpe who congratulated the Sports Commissioner and President of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Hon. Daniel Igali, over the success of the Baraza Champions of Champions Wrestling tournament held in Yenagoa, equally lauded the contributions of the Chief Executive Officer, Baraza, Miebi Bribena towards the feat.

“Arch Miebi Bribena has shown the way to other sports lovers and philanthropist with his sponsorship of the wrestling tournament. This is indeed highly commendable”

On the branding of Bayelsa United jerseys for the forthcoming season by Exosports, Mr Akpe praised the CEO, Mr Luper Anaka for the move, describing him as a true sports lover and an advocate for sports development.

“For me these persons have done very well, supporting the wrestling championship and branding jerseys for Bayelsa United, is highly commendable”.

“All I can say is they are truly sports lovers, and others should learn to key into their vision, for sports to grow in Bayelsa. We have abundant talents in Bayelsa, what we need is the support”.

The Director General, also added that the Governor’s Cup , which will be known as the ‘Prosperity Cup 2021’, would soon commence, calling on all communities, teams and players to get ready for the this year’s edition, which according to him, would be better, going by the number of stakeholders willing to support the competition.

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