This morning, His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha lighted the Unity Torch of the 13th Imo State Sports Festival.
The Unity Torch was delivered by Ms Goodness Duru, the Imo-State born African and World Record holder in Para-Athletics shotput.
The Torch was then handed by the Chairman of Imo Sports Commission, Chief Fan Ndubuoke to the Governor who then carried out the torch-lighting ritual.
The Imo State Sports Festival is slated to commence on the 13th of December 2019.
The Festival will have candidates compete for medals in a number of different sports.
The Governor also stated that the government will award full scale scholarships to candidates who excel at the Sports Festival.
This is in line with the efforts of His Excellency to revive sports in the state from the grassroots, and return Imo to the pinnacle of sporting success.
The Unity Torch will make a stop in each of the 27 Local Government Areas of the State, and then make a final stop in Owerri Municipal.
The Unity Torch lighting ceremony which held at the photo gallery, green area of the Government House Owerri had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Engr. Gerald Irona; the Chief of Staff, Chief Barr. Chris Okewulonu, the Board Chairman heartland FC Chief Barr. Charles Ezekwem, among other Goverment officials.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi.