New C’River Sports Commissioner Vows to Elevate Sports Dev’t to New Heights

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…Hon. Agnes Atsu Pledges Commitment to Governor Otu’s Vision for Global Recognition


The newly sworn-in Commissioner for Sports Development, Hon. Agnes Atsu, has made her intentions to take Cross River State Sports to the greatest possible heights known NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

Speaking in an interview, during a visit to sports facilities at the U.J. Esuene Sport Stadium in Calabar, the Commissioner for Sports Development described sporting activities as one which would revive the state’s sports bolstering revenue and investments in the sector. She said the unique opportunities for recreation, health, well-being, socialization, among other huge benefits were visible to all.

Hon. Agnes Atsu expressed optimism that once the facilities are being put to proper use, it would attract national and international competitions and provide the desired platform for sportsmen and women in the state to excel.

She said that the Ministry will do all that is necessary to promote and support sporting activities as part of Governor Otu’s goal of attracting global attention to the State.

Hon. Atsu thanked Governor Bassey Otu, for the opportunity granted her to serve the state adding that she would draw inspiration and strength from the Governor’s drive to improve sporting activities. She disclosed that the administration would have a sports development plan.

Hon. Atsu encouraged the children who were on training in different sporting fields to always be self reliant, driven and focused as sports had the potential of attracting important visitors to the states, adding that sports play an important role in the development of youths and the local economy generally.

Hon. Atsu further stressed that the state government would explore available opportunities to encourage sport given its huge potential in terms of social, environmental, and economic benefits to the state.

The Commissioner commended staff of the Ministry of Sports Development for their unwavering support to previous administrations.

She, being the first commissioner to visit the camps, inspected the Rovers Camp and Pelicans Stars Hostel, with some of the male and female players, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Development, Dr. Thomas Ogboaka, The State Director of Sports, Coach Moses Ita Agbor and other staff of the ministry and Sports Commission.