Scrabble stars valedictory tourney for Akpabio
The event is also expected to have in attendance the Akwa Ibom State Governor-Elect, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, who is slated as the Guest of Honour.
To be hosted by the Akwa Ibom State Scrabble Association in conjunction with the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, the organizers said in Uyo yesterday, “this Championship has been put together to celebrate and to honour the Pillar of Scrabble in Africa and the Grand Patron of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF).
“It is a special thank you event for all His Excellency has done towards the growth of scrabble not only in Nigeria, but in Africa. Thanks to him, Scrabble today occupies a pride of place in the circle of sports in Nigeria.
Before the advent of the Godswill Akpabio International Classics, the sport was in the doldrums, but today it ranks as one of the most performing and well organized sport in the country with constant events and programmes all year round.”