AKSCA Lauds gov Emmanuel over approval of reconstruction work at Uyo township stadium.
…as Iquaibom bags an award of Excellent in weightlifting
By Theresa Ukpong, uyo
A sport group under the auspices of Akwa Ibom state Coaches Association has applauded His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel over his approval of reconstruction work at Uyo and Eket township stadium.
The group has also commended the state government for it’s support and sponsorship of various teams in attending sports competitions.
In a welcome Address tagged “2021 Get together and valedictory Reception in honor of some retired members of the Association from Service” made available to Newsmen in Uyo on Friday the Chairman of the Association, Coach Moses Peter expressed gratitude to God for keeping all members of the Associationt in good health despite the effect of Covid-19 pandemic ravaging round the world.
During the award presentation, Coach Lawrence Iquaibom Rtd, who accepted the award disclosed that his Achievements were made possible by God’s sufficient grace
He quoted Mario Puzo’s masterpiece that ” Great men are not born great, they grow great”.
He added that the value of greatness can be defined by achievements, the capacity of men to break rules, smash the bars of limitations and rise above their situations.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government area, Hon. (Prince) Aniekpon Eno Ekpo expresses gratitude to God for keeping every member of the Association sound and hearty, even at the second wave of the novel Coronavirus.
Hon. Aniekpon ,who was ably represented by Hon. Lady Mercy Bassey, the Vice Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state disclosed that he was exceptionally proud of Coach Lawrence Iquaibom for his outstanding performance as a sportsman, who has successfully travelled round the globe to make all citizens of Akwa Ibom proud.
According to him, “we are exceptionally proud of Coach Lawrence Iquaibom as a sportman, a leader and an administrator Who has travelled round the globe before his retirement, he has acquired so much knowledge and experiences.
“The best part of it is that, I looked at the wealth of experiences a coach from Mkpat Enin is endowed with, I knew it has been God all the way, and we promise not to leave any stone unturned in creating an enabling environment for proper mentorship.
“May I use this opportunity to reinstate that the entire Mkpat Enin Local Government is proud of you as you have beaten records in the international history of sport. We pray that, God in His infinite mercies will grant you good health.
Other Coaches and dignitries present were: Coach Onyekachi David, coach Enoch Abia, Chairman planning committee, coach Daniel Umoette, Hon. Monday Ebong Uko, Commissioner for youth and sports, represented by Elder Ifiok Doff,
A serving councilor Hon. Mary Udobia representing Ikpa Ibom Ward 4, Barr Lawrence Umoren
SA to the member representing Mkpat Enin at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly,Hon. Victor Ekwere