A House of Assembly member representing Isiala Ngwa North, Chief Ginger Onwusibe has completed and handed over to his constituents, a modern football stadium which would help in the discovery of future sporting champions for Abia State and Nigerian.
The stadium, named after Chief Chukwu Wachuku, was commissioned Wednesday in Mbawsi, Isiala Ngwa North LGA, with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Chinedum Orji, former Director of Sports, Mr Ejikeme Ikwunze etc in attendance.
Onwusibe, a former executive Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North council, had earlier built another stadium at Ntigha, also in Isiala Ngwa North area while in charge of the council.
In his address during the event, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu expressed his joy for the feat achieved by the legislator for his constituents, pointing out that sporting activities were important means of keeping the youths away from crime as well as help in the discovery of young talents.
Ikpeazu further said that the stadium project corresponded with his administration’s policy of creating wealth through sporting and other youth-friendly programs.
Speaking earlier, the House of Assembly member and builder of the Stadium, Chief Ginger Onwusibe said the stadium was one of the numerous projects he had attracted to his people since his election into the House of Assembly in 2019, promising that more life-improving projects would be commission soon.
Similarly, the Okayiuga Nkwoegwu Ohuhu Unity and Progress football competition has kicked off, with a call by the President-general of the Okayiuga Nkwoegwu Improvement Union, Sir Uzomba Ekwuruibe to youths to use the football competition to discover their untapped talents.
Ekwuruibe commended the donor of the 2020 Cup, Chief Chukwemeka Ajaero for his efforts, noting that the competition was an avenue to take the youths away from poverty as well as promoting peaceful coexistence among the 8 villages of Okayiuga Nkwoegwu.
The first game ended one goal in favour of Umuochi defeating Umunenweze.