The Nigeria Youth Peace and Unity Cup will kick off today at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja. According to the chairman of the Central Working Committee of the tournament Mr. Ejugo Alfred the official launch of the ball will precede the kick off.
Meanwhile, the mascot for Nigeria youth peace and unity Cup 2012 was unveiled by Chief Vincent Okumagba, Chairman Managing director Pixal Petroleum Company Ltd at Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State.
Speaking at the occasion, Chief Okumagba who was represented by his personal assistant Prince Kunle Ojo stated that any meaningful idea aimed at checking the rising restlessness in the youth of this country and to promote peace and unity was a welcome development.
According to Okumagba, the tournament will not only promote peace and unity among the youth but will also reduce the lingering security challenges facing the country, using the power of football as a unifying factor for sustainable development.
Speaking in the same vein the acting managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority Engr. Mfon Essien commended the main organizing committee of the unity cup tournament. He said that the Nigeria Peace and Unity Cup was a tournament every Nigerian should support since it has to do with promotion of peace and unity of the country.