Bayelsa: Governor’s aide donates Table Tennis board to NUJ. - The People's Voice


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Bayelsa: Governor’s aide donates Table Tennis board to NUJ.

By Our Correspondent

Director New Media to the Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Kola Oredipe, has donated a table tennis board, two  playing bats and set of balls to the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of  Journalists, NUJ.

Presenting the table to the State council at its secretariat, Dr. Oredipe, said the gesture was in fulfillment of his earlier promise made to the council.

The governor’s aide, who is a journalist himself said the new table tennis board was to replace the former one that is now in a bad shape.

While stressing the importance of sports to human health and well-being, Dr. Oredipe, said the presentation was also part of government efforts in promoting sports development in the State and amongst his colleagues in the pen fraternity.

Dr. Oredipe, also pledged to sponsor an annual or quarterly table tennis competition among journalists in the State.

His words “ When I look back, I was part of the history of the first table tennis board to the State council. Here we are this afternoon, I thought it wise that being a journalist, even though am serving in the government, this is  a way to give back and support the relaxation mood we have in NUJ.
“On behalf of my principal, Senator Douye Diri and myself, being a part of you, I wish to donate this table tennis board.

“You know we often organize a table tennis competition among ourselves, if it’s annually or quarterly, I would like to sponsor table tennis competition amongst journalists in Bayelsa”, Dr. Oredipe said.

Receiving the items, State Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Samuel Numonengi, lauded the governor’s aide for being supportive to the activities of the council  and commended him for matching words with action.

Comrade Numonengi, who promised not to disappoint him, said the gesture would go a long way in easing-of journalists stress after the normal routine just as he 
promised to make good use of the table tennis.

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