Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Rivers Receives Letter of Grant for 2013 PASAN Games

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has presented the letter of grant for sponsorship of the 2013 Parliamentary Games to Rivers State.

Making the presentation in Port Harcourt to the speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly Hon. Otelemba Amachree on behalf of the Clerk of the House Sir Emmanuel Ogele, PASAN President Comrade Fatai Jimoh congratulated Rivers State for winning the hosting right of the competition.

Jimoh enumerated some of the qualities that made Rivers to emerge winner of the hosting right to include availability of facilities at the disposal of the state, accessible roads, transportation network and many more, and urged the state not to rest on its oars but work assiduously in order to host a befitting tournament.

On receiving the letter of grant of sponsorship, the clerk of River State House of Assembly, Sir Emmanuel Ogele promised not to disappoint PASAN considering the factors enumerated by the president of the association which tilted the winning of the bid in their favour and also reiterated their readiness to work with PASAN in all their programs.

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria Game is tentatively fixed for June 2013 with a shift from the five sports held this year, to ten next year, which includes table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, scrabble, chess, draught, football, volleyball and handball.

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