A first of it’s kind sports summit, tagged, â€œBayelsa Sports: The Way Forward,” has been scheduled to hold in the Bayelsa State capital Yenagoa on Wednesday, December 13.
The event scheduled to hold at the Lady Diama Memorial Event Place in Yenagoa, is being sponsored by sports facilities outfit, Monimichelle,
According to a statement issued by organisers of the event at the weekend, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, ex internationals, royal fathers, the media and other football stakeholders have been listed to be in attendance.
CEO of Monimichelle, Ebi Egbe said in the statement that the summit â€œis being put together in a bid to take Bayelsa State sports to the next level and to compliment the great efforts being made by the state government to develop the sector in the state.â€
Already, veteran football administrator, Dr Peter Singabele has been appointed to serve as chairman of the summit while Gov Dickson is the Special Guest of Honor.
“We are dragging several ex internationals like home-boy, Samson Siasia, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Waidi Akanni to Yenagoa.
â€œWe have also invited some Super Eagles players like Odion Ighalo and Obafemi Martins to grace the event.
â€œWe are expecting a full house of sports stakeholders and the whole essence is to draw up a road map that would see Bayelsa become Nigeria’s mecca of sports in line with theme of the summit, Bayelsa Sports: The Way Forward,” Egbe noted.
Egbe whose firm is handling the re-construction of the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa stated further that the time has come for government at all levels to pay good attention to sports and use it to create jobs and fight youth restiveness.