Tug of War sports to honour Obi of Owa on 59th anniversary
The Tug of War Federation of Nigeria is preparing to hold a special championship in honour of the Obi of Owa Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II (JP), as the monarch marks his 59th anniversary on the throne. He is 80 years old.
The event designed to mark his numerous achievements, especially in promoting peace and development in the highly revered Kingdom in Delta State and Nigeria, is billed to hold on December 21, at the Owa Model Secondary School Sports Ground, Owa-Ekei Road, Boji-Boji, Owa.
President of the Tug of War Federation, Isaac Osaikhiwu Isaac, says the event would not only be entertaining, but aims at providing recreational engagement and a platform for fostering friendship and the values of teamwork for Owa youths and the neighbouring communities.
He stated that the tourney would also gives opportunity for journalists and visitors to appreciate the changing landscape of the kingdom following the wonderful developments that Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has brought to bear for the whole of Ika people and their neighbours.
“For us, it is a very huge, epoch making event. Tug of War as a sport emphasizes teamwork, the strength of unity and mutual contribution for the achievement of common goal. These are essential values for the development of any society and this have been wonderfully demonstrated in Owa Kingdom through the convergence of efforts by the traditional and political leaderships,” Osaikhiwu stated.
He added that participants are expected from across the nation and neighbouring West African countries.
There are also indications that Governor Okowa will be present as Special Guest of Honour to declare open the event, which will at same time, kick off the Christmas festivities in the community.