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Kogi inaugurates 10-man LOC for 22nd CJN tourney

By John Akubo, Lokoja
21 June 2016   |   2:06 am
Kogi State has won the hosting right for the Chief Justice of Nigeria Sports Competition slated to take place between July 4 and 12, 2016. And to ensure a hitch free competition, the Kogi State Government....
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Kogi State has won the hosting right for the Chief Justice of Nigeria Sports Competition slated to take place between July 4 and 12, 2016. And to ensure a hitch free competition, the Kogi State Government has inaugurated a 10-man Local Organising Committee (LOC) to prepare for the event.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Folashade Ayoade Arike at the LOC inauguration, the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, said he approved the hosting of the competition in line with the request from the Chief Justice of the Federation of Nigeria.

The governor noted that the event will not only boost commercial activities in Lokoja, the state capital, but would also go a long way in boosting sports across the 21 local councils of the state.

Bello urged LOC members and the people of the state to showcase Kogi as a peaceful abode for investors throughout the weeklong tourney.He appreciated the good job of the practicing journalists in the state in ensuring balanced reportage of government’s policies and programmes.

The governor also admonished working journalists in the state to sustain their cordial relationship with the present administration, urging them to continue to embrace the spirit of developmental journalism in the discharge of their duties.

The committee has the state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Comrade Arome Adoji, as chairman.Other members of the committee are Eseyin Adeola, Kingsley Fanwo, M. Omapariola, A Abubakar, Coach Sunday Daku, Memeyin Olatunji, Ogazuma David, Mrs. Catherine Obalola and Maximilian Tashilani.

Responding on behalf of members, the chairman of the committee, Comrade Adoji thanked the state government for giving them the opportunity to serve and promised they will deliver on the assignment.