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Senate president to commission new Akwa Ibom mini sports centre

By Inemesit Akpan-Nsoh, Uyo
24 January 2022   |   3:44 am
Arrangements have been concluded for Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to commission a new multimillion naira sports complex built by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, representing Uyo senatorial district.

Arrangements have been concluded for Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to commission a new multimillion naira sports complex built by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, representing Uyo senatorial district.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, central planning committee for the thanksgiving service, Chief Okon Usung, which is slated for January 30.

The multipurpose composite sports facility located in Ifa Ikot Akpan community, Uyo Council, is among constituency projects to be commissioned during the thanksgiving service.

According to the release, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, alongside the PDP national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, will be among other top personalities to grace the project commissioning.

The complex, which will also serve as a community centre and youth development centre, is located on two acres of land on the outskirts of Uyo metropolis along the airport road.

Also billed for inauguration in the community is a 1.3km road project equally facilitated by Senator Akpan.

The multimillion naira complex, among other facilities, has a standard football field, basketball pitch, lawn tennis court, and a 1,500 capacity event centre. The complex also has an ICT hub, a dedicated transformer and water treatment facility.

The other components include a bar, restaurant and a solar power support system.

According to the statement, Senator Akpan built the mini sports complex to serve as a centre for promoting sporting activities among the constituents, as well as other recreational activities.