PH Receives Unity Torch

The 18th National Sport festival “Torch of Unity has been received by Team Rivers, one of the participating states in the forthcoming 18th National Sports festival tagged, “Eko 2012, to be hosted by Lagos State.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Engr. Tele Ikuru received the Unity Torch on behalf of team Rivers who represented the Rivers State governor, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. The Unity Torch arrived early to Port Harcourt on the 1st of November 2012 and went through the city of Port Harcourt 2nd and finally was received by the state governor on behalf of team Rivers after the Unity Torch was ushered into Shark’s Stadium by paradypians, received from her in company of athletes from Team Rivers by the zonal coordinator of National Sports Commission (NSC), Olusegun Akinlotan who represented the Minister of Sports who passed it to Rivers State director of Sports, Sir. Daobo Harry who in turn passed it to the Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Fred Igwe, who in turn handed over the Torch of Unity to the State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, represented by his deputy Engr. Tele Ikuru.
Speaking to the audience, Hon. Fred Igwe said that Rivers State is not only rich in natural resources, but also in sports. “We believe we can produce sports men and women to the world. He then welcome the Unity Torch to Port Harcourt.
On his part, Olusegun Akinlotan representing the Minister of Sports, commended governor Amaechi for building a world standard stadium for Rivers people, urging Rivers state to go into more partnership to develop sports in the state and charged Team Rivers to defend her gold medal she won at the 17th National Sport Festival tagged “Garden City Games” 2011 and come back with success.
The deputy governor thanked the NSC for allowing Rivers State to host the 17th National Sport festival. He also congratulated Team Rivers for not letting down Rivers people.
He stated that Rivers State is participating in Eko 2012, at Lagos to win the 18th National Sports festival. ####

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