By Nna Anulumadu
The Anambra state House of Assembly speaker Rt Hon. Uche Okafor on Sunday eulogized house member representing Onitsha South 1 Constituency, Hon Barr. Uzoma Eli over Talent hunt football competition he organised for the youths in the Constituency.
The speaker who was at Fegge to watch the final match further explained that such tournament will not only unite the youths of the area, but will go along way in empowering them and as well prepare them to become world stars in football game
The house member representing Onitsha North 11 Constituency Hon. Edward Ibuzor ( Liver to Deliver) also extolled the lawmaker for uniting the youths of his constituents through football tournament, describing it as youth development programme.
Personal assistant to the Lawmaker Hon Okwudili Izunegbu also rained accolades on Hon. Eli for sponsoring the tournament, revealing that the legislator has been transforming the youths of his constituents through different empowerment programmes.
A constituent Alex Ikechukwu and others who spoke to the press praised the lawmaker for all his transformative programmes and empowerments including provision of electricity transformers, water boreholes, sharing of shuttle buses to youths, sponsoring football tournament etc, endorsing him for second term in office, testifying that they are happy and comfortable over his representation.
The organiser cum sponsor Hon Eli who spoke to the press, said he established the football team as part of efforts to take away jobless youth out of the streets, pledging to transform the youths of his constituents through football team. His words: ” the formation of the football team will definitely add values to lives of the players and reorientate them”, recalling that he played on the same field years ago. “I am delighted to watch them play here today”, he explained.