The outgoing Chief Executive of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Governor Godswill Akpabio ( CON) will tomorrow be treated to a “thank You Championship” by Nigerian Scrabble players.
The event, billed for the Government House Banquet Hall Uyo is also expected to have in attendance, the Akwa Ibom State Governor Elect Deacon Udom Emmanuel who is slated as the Guest of Honour.
To be hosted by the Akwa Ibom State Scrabble Association in conjunction with the Nigeria Scrabble Federation, the organizers said in Uyo yesterday that “……this Championship has been put together to celebrate and to honour the Pillar of Scrabble in Africa and the Grand Patron of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation ( NSF)
“ It is a special thank you event for all His Excellency has done towards the growth of scrabble not only in Nigeria, but in Africa. Thanks to him, Scrabble today occupies a pride of place in the circle of sports in Nigeria. Before the advent of the Godswill Akpabio International Classics, the sport was in the doldrums, but today it ranks as one of the most performing and well organized sport in the country with constant events and programmes all year round.”
All Board members of the Scrabble Federation of Nigeria, all past winners of the Godswill Akpabio International Classics and Veterans have been invited to the grand event.
“ Don’t forget that the Classics started as a Veterans event, that is why we are extending invitations to the veterans to come and grace the one day event” Mr Umoh Bassey Board Member NSF and South South Cordinator of the Federation said in Uyo.