By Owai Obo
The Chairman, Cross River State House of Assembly Committee on Youth and Sports Development and member representing Biase State Constituency, Honorable Ogbor Ogbor, has said that school sports is a veritable tool for promoting peaceful coexistence among ethnic, religious and cultural groups in the state.
Hon. Ogbor stated this during the 78th Annual Inter-House Sports Competition of the West African People’s Institute, WAPI Calabar.
Hon. Ogbor noted that sports meets in schools help to equip students in total learning and enhance their cognitive skills.
According to him, both teachers and students are provided opportunity for healthy interaction in an informal atmosphere which enable them explore their potentials.
He urged the pupils to effectively utilize the opportunity presented to them, as the Cross River State House of Assembly is poised to create a legislative framework that will promote sports at the grassroot, arguing that sports is capable of fostering unity and peaceful coexistence among students (youth) and also capable of making them a global brand, to represent the State in National and International tournaments.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of award/prizes by Hon. Ogbor who was Chairman of the occasion and Mrs. Stella Ekpo, Principal of the Institute to athletes and to various Houses that won award in the competitions.