Okumagba hails FG on burial plans for Keshi •Says Dalung making prodigious impact

By Victor Enyinnaya on June 28, 2016

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Prince Vincent Okumagba, a member of the committee set up by the Federal Government to plan the funeral of former Super Eagles handler, Stephen Keshi, has commended the initiative of the government to fully participate in the burial.

“No doubt, the move by the government to fully take part is an indication of how much it appreciates the quality of the job the late coach of the Super Eagles did when he was in charge. This is the first of its kind in the land and we have to applaud the initiative roundly. There is nothing more to add than to get down and do sterling work that would befit a hero that served his fatherland to the best of his skill,” he remarks.

Okumagba who is also the National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) added that this singular gesture by the Federal Government has further sent enduring message that the labour of our heroes and heroines past will never be in vain.

“This would give lively hope to all doubting Thomases and give more vigour to those that are currently on national assignment, a great sense of responsibility and belonging. It will also encourage them to double their efforts as they strive to diligently do their job with not only patriotism but also to the best of their ability and knowledge. They will be remembered and honoured when they are no more as it is being done for late Stephen Keshi. Federal Government setting up Committee to plan the burial of Keshi remains memorable and the best of honour to a fallen hero and the committee won’t disappoint in the discharge of its duty at all,” he explains.

The Oil mogul stressed that the calibre of people in the committee shows the level of seriousness of the assignment at hand and urged members to live up to expectations the government reposed in them and work persistently for the good of the game and the man involved.

“Let me again commend the foresight of the Federal Government for this all important committee to plan and oversee the activities that will lead to the successful burial of Stephen Keshi. There is no honour better than this. It further shows how much importance government attaches to sports, athletes, technical officials and sundry. We will bring our different experiences to bear to make this committee succeed,” Okumagba vows.

He said that the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has done well; it is so far so good for a man that inherited much deceit on his arrival. The committee he insists is another plus on the score card of the workaholic Minister that has soft spot for athletes and therefore wants the best for them, their technical officials and others that are truly supporting to grow sports in the country.

•Photo shows Prince Vincent Okumagba.

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 28, 2016

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