The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has announced the renovation of a classroom block at Afaha Offot Primary School, Uyo, home of his assistant on Entertainment Industry, Mr David Sergeant (Utang Akwa Ibom).
The governor made the declaration when he chaired the grand finale of the UTANG AKWA IBOM UNITY CUP. The final match and closing ceremony which took place on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Afaha Offot Primary School, opened a window of opportunities for newly discovered lads with football talents/skills to begin their journey to stardom.
For 10 years consecutively, the vernacular balladist and compere, Utang Akwa Ibom has hosted the community football tournament to discover soccer stars in Akwa Ibom State. This is arguably the longest sole sponsored grassroot tournament.
Despite COVID 19 pandemic, this year, the governor’s aide recorded a historic outing again with the 11th edition, which moved the governor, represented by the Commissioner for Economic Development & Ibom Deep Seaport, Mr Akan Okon to acknowledgement in his remark before presentation of the trophy to Obio Offot, after they defeated the defending champion, Afaha Offot.
The ceremony had dignitaries and guests from all walks of life present in solidarity to Utang, who has since become a role model to youths and a reference point to other aides of the Governor.