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General News of Tuesday, 27 July 2021


Jonathan reveals intention as he sets up sports club

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has established and inaugurated a sports club known as the “GEJ Sports Club” which he noted is intended to groom young talents into professionals.

Speaking yesterday at the inauguration of the facility located in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, Jonathan called on stakeholders to join hands with the club to nurture young talents in Nigeria and across Africa.

According to him, his plans are for the club to host different indoor games, expressing optimism that once the project is completed, the facility will be able to host some state, zonal and national competitions before the end of the year.

In bis words, “Today, it was a delight and honour to host friends and sports enthusiasts at the official opening of GEJ sports club in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

“The idea here is to groom young talents that can compete favourably with other international players from any part of the world.

“The Club will be pleased to partner with relevant stakeholders to grow and nurture young talents that will make Nigeria and Africa proud.”

Speaking at the event, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Gentle Emelah, said the Bayelsa State government would be interested in partnering with the club for sports development.

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