Governor Udom Emmanuel had promised to build an ultra modern sports complex in Eket local government to promote grassroots sports development in Eket Senatorial district. Today all indices point to the fact that few days from now, the Governor will be in Eket to perform the groundbreaking of a 10,000 capacity sports center.
It is expected to be adorned with the best modern facilities imported from outside the country, and will attract national and international sports competitions.
For a governor who is only ready to reply critics with projects, this is commendable and highly ingenius. It means that sports activities will no longer be restricted to the Godswill Akpabio stadium, the Ikot Ekpene Township stadium and the Western Itam Sec school Sports facilities.
It will be recalled that the grassroots sports development programme of the Governor had led to the execution of a school sports academy in Itam for Itu federal constituency, while another one is ongoing in Onna Eket federal constituency.
It also means that there is renewed progress towards the execution of standard school sports facilities in the remaining eight federal constituencies as promised by the sports loving Governor.
Earlier this year, the state organised the first ever school sports competititon for pupils and students in schools in the state, with the governor assuring of his desire to discover and nurture talents who will form the nucleus of the future of Sports in Nigeria.