The Niger Delta sports summit being put in place by Erupts Sports Consults in conjunction with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has been scheduled to hold on July 25, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The CEO of Erupts Sports Consult, Opukiri Jones-Ere said the summit, which will hold at the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, has the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
The theme of the summit which is aimed at stemming youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region, according to Jones-Ere, is “Sports as a catalyst for human capital development and peaceful coexistence in the Niger Delta’.
The chief host of the event is the acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Prof Nelson Brambaifa while Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is host.
All the Governors of the Niger Delta States, Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom, Rt. Hon. Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa, Godwin Obaseki, Edo, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, Imo and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State are guests of honour.
In addition, papers will be presented by seasoned sports administrators and scholars such as Dr Patrick Ekeji and Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, both former Direvtors General of the defunct Nstional Sports Commission as well as Professors Ken Anugweje and Emmanuel Ojeme.
There will be special recognition of Sports legends (living/dead) from the Niger Delta region during the summit while federation presidents of wrestling, football, judo, rowing, boxing and badminton who are from the Niger Delta region will also be attending.