Administrator of Adavi, Hon. Joseph Bags a Meritorious Award of Exemplary Performance

The National Football Association(NFA), Kogi State Chapter presented a Meritorious Award to Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami towards the Development of Football Sport in Adavi LGA and the State at large. They as well confirmed his exemplary good governance to the people of Adavi, which is highly recognized beyond the LG level.

During the presentation of the award, Comr. Musa who spoke on behalf of the NFA Representatives from the State, described the event as “Ground Breaking”. Adding that, in the history of football Club in Kogi State, this is the first time a Football Club would represent a State and win the trophy at the National Football Competition level.
Furthermore, Hon Joseph’s effort has really nurtured, added value and elevated Kogi Pillar formerly known as Nagazi Man-city which made them perform beyond their expectations during the Competition.

“Your empowerment to the youths, your effort to the entertainment industries, Community Development, your closeness to the people especially youth at the grassroots, promotion of peace & unity in the community, and your contribution towards the Sports development has directly impacted to the progress of the State. He used the medium to also advise the Hon. Administrator never to get discouraged as he further charged him to continue to do what he’s doing. “May Almighty God continue to guide and rewards you in due time, he added.

In his keynote address, the Administrator of Adavi said;
“It gives me great pleasure to receive and welcome you all to this August occasion of the presentation of merit award on me for my little contribution to sports development in Adavi LGA and Kogi State at large.

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I want to sincerely appreciate the members of the Kogi State Football Association for considering me worthy of this award which I feel spur me to do more for sports development. I have to give glory to Almighty God that the Seed I planted sometimes ago has germinated after being nurtured and adorned by all, not only within the shores of Adavi land but beyond Kogi State.

As a sports lover and a man who believes in sportsmanship, I promise to continue to be the vanguard of youth’s development through sponsoring of sports activities to engage them in meaningful form as great players and future leaders.

The role of sport in nation building is one of the most unifying factors in spite of our diversities is sustaining our unity in Kogi State and Nigeria, which is quite glaring. Therefore I will continue to be a pillar of sports in my own little ways.

As I received this award, let me call on well to do Adavians to also invest in sports development that can lead to talent haunt among our teeming youths not only in football but also in other areas of sporting activities i.e athletics, swimming, table tennis and so on.

At this juncture, I dedicate this award to the amiable Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello for given me the opportunity to serve Adavi people as the Council Administrator that facilitated my sporting agenda for the peace and progress of our youths in Adavi LGA and Kogi State at large.

This speech will be incomplete if I fail to remind Adavi people to come out en masse on the November 16th, 2019 to vote massively for the re-election of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello/ Chief Edward Onojo to remain in lugard house till 2023.

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May I also appeal to you all to remain peace ambassador before, during and after the governorship election.

Finally, he thanks NFA for the honour and appreciates Adavi People for their support in the saddle. Thanks for coming. I wish the organization progress in its service for humanity and safely return to their various destinations.”

Engr. M. Jamiu Habeeb, Special Adviser on Media&Publicity, Adavi LG Council.

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