Saturday, 28 September 2019

GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER IN ESPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Chairman of various branches of Nigeria Esports Association.
The Nigeria E sports Association has been commended for championing  grass root E sports   development in the country, with the aim of making the game a national sporting event in Nigeria.

The Director of Sports in the Federal Capital Abuja, Chief Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedima made the recommendation when she played host to some executive members of the Nigeria Esports Association who visited her in Abuja Nigeria.

The FCT Sports administrator while thanking the body of Nigeria Esports Association stressed   government’s readiness to work hand in hand with the Nigeria Esports Association to move the game forward. 

Madam Delichuku further advised the members of Nigeria Esports Association to make judicious use of the opportunity  at hand to take the game of Esports to all parts of the country. Delichuku said the government will do the needful for Nigeria Esports to join the league of  Esports nations.

Delichuku then called on the Esports officials to commence Esports activities to keep the youths out of crime, and promised to donate a big television screen for the Nigeria Esports Association.

The Director of Sports in Abuja, the seat of the Federal Capital Territory, advised the Nigeria Esports Association to take the game to the national sporting festival in order for Esports to be accepted and admitted as a medal event in the National Sports Festival  in Edo State 2020.  

Earlier, the President of the Nigeria Esports Association, Mr Agbor Clinton, said they were in the Director’s Office to congratulate team FCT  over the success in the just concluded National Youths Games, which team FCT  finished ninth position.

Mr Agbor Clinton also requested   for the government’s support in the development of  Esports in Nigeria and thanked the Director for the opportunity given so far in the development of sports in Nigeria. 

The Esports President appealed to the government to ensure that   the Nigeria Esports Association in given all the necessary supports in the country which he said the Nigeria youths can exploit in Esports if given the right opportunity.

The Nigeria Esports Association President said over nineteen states has so far commenced the Esports activities under the Nigeria Esports Association.

The Nigeria Esports Association President also informed the Director that zonal competition ahead of 11th Esports World Championship in Korea 2019 will soon start across the country. 

In another development, the President of the Nigeria Esports Association, Agbor Clinton has described the MOU between SPORTFANZONE.COM as a welcome development which he said will boast the development of the game in Nigeria.

At the international level the Nigeria Esports Association has since commenced discussion to be welcomed into the international fraternity.

Writer: Adeline Shuri  Abuja Nigeria, nigeriaesportsassociation@gmail.com

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