The first of it kind in the entire federation tagged the “YOUTH OLYMPIC” is happening in Akwa ibom state.
The Akwa ibom youth sport festival for all pupils and students in schools across the 31 Local government in the state competing to be the best in different sporting events.
It is needless discusing our fallen stardard and low performance in sporting event, but the Akwa ibom youth sport festival is a step in the right direction towards raising of future champions and concerted effort channel towards the discovery of hidden talents.
The event bring to the fore the concern of the governor who in his nationalistic views has lament the short fall of talents in Nigeria and inabilty to groom younger ones to take over from the ageing fold. And like a Panacea to his cries, the youth and sport ministry in Akwa ibom state has brought out Akwa ibom youth sport festival to discover and replenish the system with a pool of young brilliants and ambitious talents whose energy and curiosity are sometimes naiveite and now is the time to groom and put them aright.
Being the role of the government and society to create an ambience environment to aid the discovery of such talents, the ministry of youth and sport is showing total drive to harness and develop this youthful potential and also having in mind that if not discovered and encourage, it can be wasted.
As every child has an in born talent and through proper attention the manifest confidently and in different way. Akwa ibom youth sport festival is that perfect platform giving confidents to the youths to pursue their interests and also discover their unique abilities through sporting events like football, volley ball, racing, basketball and many more.
Away from talents discovery, the Akwa ibom youth sport festival also provide a divertion to the teeming pupils and students from engaging in acts capable of impeding their talents like cultism, drug abuse and other negative vices.
The akwa state state ministry of youth and sport deserve a pat on the back for this creative and first of it kind sport festival as it has shown that Akwa ibom state is ready to foray the the activities of sporting events in the federation.
And in the great Dakkada philosophy of our Great state, Akwa ibom will rise to the great faith of which it was created and greatness in raising future champions.