The Delta state House of Assembly yesterday (12/09/12) screened and cleared Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick for another four-year tenure as Executive Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission.
The screening exercise which was watched by a capacity crowd in the gallery of the hallowed chambers of the House, afforded Mr. Pinnick the opportunity of reeling out his vision for sports development in Delta State and Nigeria.
Earlier, the member representing Warri North constituency in the House, Hon. Mrs. Irene Imilar, had moved that in view of the rich resume of Mr. Pinnick, coupled with his track records, he should be cleared for appointment as the Delta State Sports boss.
During the question-and-answer session in the House, members spoke glowingly about the achievements and foresight of Mr. Pinnick, which has been replicated on the victories of the State in successive national sports festival, Nigeria’s version of the Olympic Games.
Clearing the coast for other members of the Sports Commission, Mr. Kuejubola Onajite Eddington, Hon. Ejiro Etoroma and Hon. Gabriel Okpuno, representing the Central, South and North Senatorial districts respectively, on the Sports Commission were merely asked to take a bow.
It would be recalled that Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has held several positions in the sporting landscape within and outside Delta State at various times.