Thursday, 19 September 2019

C'River Assembly set to legislate on youths and sport development

House committee on youth and sport meeting with sports commission 

Chairman, House committee on Youths and Sport Development in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Frank Ovat has disclosed the readiness of the house of Assembly to legislate on critical issues affecting youths and sport development in the state. 

Hon. Ovat made this known yesterday in Calabar while on a working visit as part of his committee's oversight function to the ministry of youths and sports development, the Cross River State Sports commission and other relevant MDA's under his committee. 

While at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Department, Hon, Ovat who also represents Obubra 2 state constituency in the House directed the ministry of to furnish his committee with relevant information to enable the legislature address critical issues facing them, stating that the idea is to get first-hand information and familiarize with officials of the ministry. 

In her response, the permanent secretary of youths and sports development, Mrs Mary-Jane Ebri who took time to enumerate the ministry's success in delivering it's core mandate of moulding the youths to contribute meaningfully to the society said they are faced with issues of funding, lack of sufficient  office space and inadequate facilities at the NYSC orientation camp, adding that Cross River State is faced with a high risk of loosing the orientation camp to another state if nothing is urgently and adequately done. 
Hon. Friday OVAT, member representing Obubra 2 in the CRSHA and Chairman House committee on Youths and Sport Development 

Earlier at the at the cross River State sports commission where the committee was welcomed by the state Director of sports,  Mr Jude Amadi, the committee had a direct interface with the management and staff who expressed hope for a better future because it's former member, Hon. Frank Ovat is now the chairman of the committee and he is familiar with its challenges. 

After taking turns to explain their challenges, the vice chairman of the committee, Rt Hon. Mathew Olori promised that the the committee would do everything within its powers to draw the governor's attention and hopefully sports would be given it's desired attention urging them to continue to be committed in individual talent because they have no idea of where sports would take them to.  

Also also in attendance is the secretary of the committee, Mr Kingsley Ntor.