Nasarawa Deputy Gov. to sponsor annual table tennis tournament for journalists

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By Abel Leonard / Lafia

Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State has promised to institute an annual table tennis tournament for journalists in the state to keep them fit.

The deputy Governor made the pledge on Tuesday in Lafia while presenting prizes to winners of the table tennis tournament in his honour.

The tournament is part of activities to mark the 2021 Press Week organised by the Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Akabe said he would provide the needed resources every year through the leadership of NUJ in the state to ensure the success of the tournament.

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He further advised men of the pen profession to take advantage of the facility to engage in sporting activities and live healthy.

Dr Akabe also promised to provide additional set of table tennis board to at the NUJ Press Centre Lafia, Nasarawa State as part of support to sport development in the state.

He also promised to facilitate the building of a hall to house the table tennis.

Earlier, Salihu Mohammed-Alkali and Mathew Kuju, Chairman of NUJ and Chairman of Press Week committee thanked the deputy governor and the state government for their support toward the success of the press week.

The duo also appreciated members of the union for massively turning out for the activities line up for the 2021 press week.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that Sulieman Mohammed and Patience Jacob both of Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS) chapel emerged winners of men and women category of the table tennis tournament for 2021.

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