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NFF Board Member Hon. Nse Essein appointed as Patron of Nigeria Football Academies Championship



Newly Elected Nigeria Football Federation Executive board member Rt. Hon. Nse Essien has been appointed as the Patron of the Nigeria Football Academies Championship in a partnership that is birthed between the Berackiah International and the Association of proprietors of Football Academies in Nigeria (APFAN).

The Nigeria Football Academies Championship which has been set up to discover quality players from the grassroots decided to appoint the NFF Executive Board Member due to his rich knowledge, discoveries and development of the game as a grassroot person.

Hon. Nse Essien, Deputy Whip of the House of Assembly and the Chairman House Committee on security, Youth and Sports in the Akwa-Ibom State assembly has seen Akwa United to several successes including the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trophy since the creation of the Akwa-Ibom State and some FA Cups under his reigns so far.

The Club Proprietor of FC One Rocket a Nigeria National League club side, Hon. Nse Essien (Indomitable) has he fondly called by his admirers, saw on his players Daniel Doga who picked several Man of the Match Award among the conquering WAFU U-20 tournament in Niamey Niger Republic few months back.

Speaking on the appointment of Hon. Nse Essien, CEO/MD Berackiah International Mr Wonders Nwigwe Nduka was full of praise about the choice of appointing the newly elected NFF board member as the patron of the Nigeria Football Academies Championdhip.

“When you look at the pedigree of Hon. Nse Essien and what he has been doing for football, you will agree with me that He deserves such a reputable position because of the level he is operating from as someone who believes that the grassroots is the pull of the future great professionals”.

The official decoration of Hon. Nse Essien as the Patron of the Nigeria Football Academies Championship will be schedule to host in December 2022.

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DG NYSC Urges Corps Members On Peaceful Co-Existence



….As Abia Swears-in 1,698 PCMs
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has advised Corps Members to live in peace with one another, make new friends and use the opportunities of the service year to foster national unity and integration.

He gave the advise in his address to the 2023 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Corps Members during his visit to Abia State Orientation Camp in Umuna, Bende Local Government Area of the State.

General Ahmed said the Scheme was established to foster national unity and integration, hence the need for all serving and prospective Corps Members to key into the NYSC project for national development.

Speaking further, the Director General warned the Corps Members against night travelling and also travelling without obtaining permission from the Scheme. He warned that unauthorized travelling attracts sanctions in line with NYSC byelaws.

The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti in his address at the Swearing-in Ceremony urged the Corps Members to utilize the abundant opportunities around them to develop themselves and also use them to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the State.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwobilor Ananaba promised his continuous support for the NYSC in Abia State.

He advised the Corps Members to abide by the tenets of their Oath of Allegiance and conduct themselves as good ambassadors of their families, institutions and NYSC during and after their service year.

In her address, the NYSC Abia State Coordinator, Mrs Dick-Iruenabere Ufoma urged the Corps Members to participate fully in all Orientation Camp activities, as they would serve as veritable tools in the dissemination of information and aid the implementation of the laudable policies of the State Government.

“The NYSC Management will give you the necessary support to make the desired impact. The Scheme also aims at inculcating discipline in our youths and instilling in them the spirit of patriotism and loyal service to the nation.

You must obey all camp officials and no form of insubordination, truancy, including drug abuse and secret cult activities will be tolerated in camp and throughout the service year”, she said.

During the ceremony, the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Lilian Abai represented by Justice Anya Benson administered the Oath of Allegiance on the 1,698 Prospective Corps Members made up of 891 males and 807 females.

General Ahmed, who was among the dignitaries that witnessed the Swearing-in Ceremony was accompanied by the Director, Special Duties, Alhaji Musa Abubakar and Director Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa.

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