Chairman Cross River State Sports Commission, Hon. Orok Duke has challenged the state’s senatorial representatives at the National Assembly (Sen. Rose Oko, Sen. Owan Enoh and Sen. Gershom Bassey) for showing less support to the promotion, progress and growth of sports within the state.
Hon. Duke made this known on Thursday during a press briefing that was attended by
ChiefTony Undiandeye; Special Adviser Public Affairs, Patience Okon, Cecilia Otu, Offiong Edem, Vivian and Orok Etim; athletes who represented the state and country at different levels of sports competition.
In his address, Hon. Duke pointed out that the inability of some of the state’s athletes to win medals such as gold, silver and bronze in major competitions was down to the poor motivation they received.
Besides, he disclosed that efforts are underway to ensure that the state enjoy success in comletitons as they have approved
N40 million for the rehabilitation of building structures for games (such as squash field, table tennis, weight lifting, volley ball, basket ball and wrestling gym) within Cross River State.
While applauding Governor Ben Ayade’s tireless contributions to the growth of sports in the State, he quarried the lack of support they derive from Sen. Rose Oko, Sen. Owan Enoh and Sen. Gershom Bassey in their quest to reposition the state of sports in Cross River State and urged them to show them some sense of love by was active participation.
Finally, the LAFC team also known as the Linda Ayade Football Competition team was introduced and was said to feature at the amateur level of competition and grow thereafter according to performance.