The Chairman of Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon. Obarilomate Ollor, has performed the kick off ceremony of a maiden football tournament in the area.
The competition is part of activities lined up to mark 100 days in office of the present administration.
Meanwhile, in the opening game, the Old Stars FC beats council appointees 2-0, at the Ascension High School field, Ogale.
Speaking to Tidesports shortly after the kick off, the Chairman said the essence of the football tournament is to bring the people of the area together in achieving its desired aims and objectives.
Hon. Ollor explained that activities marking the 100 Days in office started with a town hall meeting to keep the people abreast of its achievements and the way forward.
“I restated that my administration will be an all inclusive government. I urge all Rivers people, particularly the people of Eleme to support Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration in its efforts to transform Rivers State,” Hon Ollor said.
Also speaking, former Vice Chairman of the LGA and Ollor Support Group, Hon Abbey Franklin, described the chairman’s development strides during his 100 days in office as a milestone.
Hon. Franklin score the chairman high for using the instrument of sports, most especially football to unite the people, saying that it is first of its kind.
“For the past three years electricity power supply had been a serious issue, but now, it has become a thing of the past, as Eleme people now enjoys 24-hour power supply.
“To crown it all, the issue of insecurity that crippled social and economic activities has vanished over night.
“The people can now sleep with their two eyes closed, investors that left Eleme are now back,” Hon. Franklin said.
Also speaking, the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers Heavy Truck, South-South South-East, Comrade Mohammed Giwa lauded the council chairman for treating indigenes and non-indigenes equally.
He noted that the peaceful co-existence between the Muslims and indigenes are anchored by his sound leadership style.
Highlights of the event included the unveiling of New Era magazine, award ceremonies and unveiling of Old Stars lodge.
Images are for reference only.Images and contents gathered automatic from google or 3rd party sources.All rights on the images and contents are with their original owners.