|Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke|
Cross River State Governor, Liyel Imoke has accepted his nominations for the Sports Governor of the year award in the 2013 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award.
The Governor was presented with the nomination letter by the Chairman of the Award Panel, Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo at the executive chambers of the Governor’s office during a special reception organized by the state government for the victorious Golden Eaglets.
Speaking during the presentation of the nomination letter to the Governor, the Chairman, Award Panel, Nigerian Sports Award, Mr Ikeddy Isiguzo stated that the nomination of Imoke for the Sports Governor of the year award is a clear testimony to the immense contribution of the Governor to sports development not only in the state but the nation as a whole.
Isiguzo explained that the Sports Governor of the year category of the award is being given for the first time in the 2013 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award to recognize and reward a deserving Governor for excellence in sports development.
In his response, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Liyel Imoke thanked sports loving Nigerians for the nomination and commended the organisers of the award while calling for support for him to win the category.
“On behalf of the good people of Cross River State, I want to sincerely thank Nigerians for this nomination for the Sports Governor of the year award and thank you the organizers, all of you please vote for me” he said.
Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State and his counterparts, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state are the three nominees in the race for the Sports Governor of the year award.
The 2013 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award which is the second edition will hold on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Muson Centre, Lagos. The Minister of Sport Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi and the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Honourable Gbenga Elegbeye are some of the dignitaries expected at the event.