Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Godswill Obot Akpabio
Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Godswill Obot Akpabio, will on November 18 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja be honoured with the Grand Patron title of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation.
According to the Secretary General, James Eakyns: “The governor who has been a pillar of support for the game in the country was deservedly chosen as the Grand Patron. The governor will personally be at the event.”
Akwa-Ibom State government funded the Godswill Akpabio Classic which has the same monetary prize as the World Championship.
Akpabio is the second grand patron of the federation to be appointed. The other patron, Akpabio’s friend, the Hama Bachama, Asaph Zadok died recently.
A minute’s silence was observed in memory of the late Zadok at the last Classic in Uyo