Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt
Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Samuel Ogbuku, has expressed the commission’s readiness to partner with Port Harcourt Club, to boost social activities in the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt.
Ogbuku stated this when members of the executive of the club paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt.
The NDDC CEO said the commission was open to a sustainable relationship that would bring back the past glory of Port Harcourt city, stressing that the older generation will be proud that in their time the social life in the Garden City was revived.
Ogbuku recalled with nostalgia the serene atmosphere created by the older generation, insisting that such beautiful scenery would be revived to keep the old memories alive.
According to him “the present generation would not allow social activities in the city to stagnate or retrogress.”
He promised to galvanise progressive residents of the city to pull resources together to build a society that would be stronger and socially active.
Ogbuku also requested for the revival of the W.W. White football tournament amongst secondary school students in the state.
He said while growing up in the city of Port Harcourt, “it was through the football competition that students in secondary schools were brought together in the state to socialise”.
President of the Port Harcourt Club, Soberekon Dikibo, while congratulating Ogbuku on his reappointment as the NDDC managing director, applauded President Bola Tinubu, for making the right choice and described him as a true Port Harcourt man.
The leadership and members of the Port Harcourt Club, conferred on the NDDC MD an Honorary membership of the club.
Dikibo while conferring the special membership on Ogbuku, said though membership follows a strict process of nomination and subscription, it was customary of the club to offer the membership to deserving public officers such as service chiefs and heads of selected Federal parastatals serving in the state.
The Port Harcourt Club, founded in 1928, is family-oriented sports and recreational club South of the River Niger and has over 1,800 members.