A formal invitation has been extended to Anambra State contingents by the Federal Ministry of Sports to attend the FIFA World cup, scheduled to hold in Russia, June this year.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke on behalf of Governor recieved the delegation led by the State Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship, Mr. Bonaventure Enemali at the Government House, Awka.
Speaking through the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, Governor Obiano said that sports development is one of the core areas of emphasis by his administration, as a means of meaningful engagement of the youths to shade them from crime and social vices.
The Governor, who appreciated the Federal Ministry of Sports for recognizing Anambra as part of the contingents that will attend the world cup, emphasized that it shows that the State is doing well in the area of sports.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship, Mr. Bonaventure Enemali, while introducing members of the group, noted that the group also came to seek the support of State Government in the forthcoming Russia games later this year.
He expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will be cheered to victory to win the trophy, stressing that his Ministry under Governor Obiano will remain proactive as long as sports is concerned, calling for maximum support to his administration.
Also part of the courtesy visit was the Zonal Coordinator, representing the Federal Ministry of Sports, Jane Owoh, among others.