AKAMESIKE EXCITED BY THE MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION WORKS AT STARS UNIVERSITY…….
ENVY IDUMUJE UGBOKO COMMUNITY.
By Iroroh Frank.
The founder and Chief Messenger of Anioma Voice Worldwide Incorporated, Comrade Akamesike Manuel Okonne, was short of words on his first visit to the premier Sports University in West Africa, the STARS University, Idumuje Ugboko, Aniocha North LGA, Delta State.
The Asaba born and UK based social critics and good governance advocate, did not fail to express his envy for Idumuje Ugboko community for hosting what every visitor to the University called a gigantic project and a fantastic centre for academic and sports excellence.
After a tour of the ongoing construction works at the University, the foremost promoter of effective representation of Anioma land in government, Comrade Akamesike, wrote what he saw at the University on Anioma Voice Facebook Group, read him, “On the 8th of March, I was at Idumuje Ugboko, the new haven in Anioma to witness the scholarship grant to over 900 Anioma indigent students by Hon Ned Nwoko. On the said day, not less than N60m was given out directly by the man known as Dike Anioma. Not done with the scholarship ceremony, Hon Nwoko requested that I tour round the STARS University projects ongoing in his Idumuje Ugboko community.
I must admit that what I saw on ground on that very day is worth celebrating. Work was ongoing as the cafeteria of the school has gone above 50%, work was also ongoing at the administrative/classroom building. According to Engineer Mohammed, work on the 2 storey building edifice will be completed in 5 months time. There was also an ongoing work on the hostel for both boys and girls. That in itself is over 40% done. On the other side was the Sports complex building.
In all, I was impressed and I cannot help but envy the good people of Idumuje Ugboko Kingdom.
How I wished such a gigantic project was in the City capital.” Comrade Akamesike Manuel Okonne concluded by enjoining all to read more of his report on the university from the 6th edition of the Anioma Voice Magazine.
Comrade Akamesike Manuel Okonne is a man who does not hide his feelings, he bears his mind on issues pertaining Anioma development and effective representation. He does so without sentiment or apology to anybody. For this reason, he is nicknamed, – Onu ekwunosa – the voice of the voiceless people of Anioma land.
His brief report after the tour around the ongoing construction works at the University is a confirmation of the opinions of eminent personalities in Delta State and Nigeria that Idumuje Ugboko community is indeed lucky to host such a magnificent citadel of sports and learning. This is surely bound to transform the rural community into an epicentre of global Sports and Education tourism with its attendant positive socioeconomic developmental impact on the community in particular and Delta State in general.
The SPORTS, ARTS AND RESEARCH SCIENCE (STARS) University, Idumuje Ugboko is the first Sports University in West Africa, when completed has facilities for training athletes in all Sports under a conducive teaching and learning environment.
Aside the training schedules of the university, its curriculum also affords the athletes to study any other conventional professional courses of choice. In essence, the university will prepare athletes for a life after their active Sport years.
So, the present scenario where athletes drop out of school because of their involvements in Sports or stop training due to their academic programme, will be a thing of the past when the university begins its operations.
The university will greatly help Delta State athletes to meet their training requirements for higher performance in both at the national and international sport meets.
Aside, the facilities and equipment that will be available in the institution, making it an ideal place for National Olympic training camp.
The University will be playing host to major international Sport tournaments when finally completed.
Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko’s idea is to bring major international sport tournaments, like international Golf tournaments, Cricket world series, international Tennis Tournaments (both hard Court and Clay Court tournaments) to Nigeria.
Delta State is a home of Sports and Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko vision for the STARS university will further consolidate the position of the state in global reckoning in Sports.
His vision for tourism development in Nigeria through Sports, Education and Culture is unparalleled.
STARS University, Idumuje Ugboko will be the hub of Education, Sports and Cultural tourism in Nigeria in few years time.
Like Comrade Akamesike Manuel Okonne, all developmental oriented minds in Anioma land and indeed Delta State, should encourage Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko in his efforts to bring Sports, Education and Cultural tourism in Nigeria to higher international crescendo for jobs and socioeconomic development of the country.
Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko needs your moral support and prayers to achieve this laudable, fantastic and magnificent dream..