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ERUPTS SPORTS LTD, NDDC PLAN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT FOR SOUTH-SOUTH

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Erupts Sports Limited in conjunction with Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC is organizing the first Sports Development Summit for the South-South region later in the year.

According to the CEO of Erupts Sports Limited, Prince Opukiri Jones-Ere, the summit is geared towards enhancing the awareness of sports as a tool for economic growth for the youths of the region.

While speaking to reporters on the planned summit, Jones-Ere said officials of the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as other stakeholders in the region will brainstorm during the summit to fashion out a developmental plan for the region.

“The summit is geared towards enhancing the awareness of sports as a tool for economic growth for the youths of the region as well as an avenue for stock taking on the achievements of sports men and women in the region,” he said.

The former Bayelsa state sports commissioner added that, “We believe that sports can help provide a lasting solution to the unending unrests in the Niger Delta region if adequate attention is given towards sports development”.

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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