he Commissioner of Information , Akwa Ibom State, Sir Charles Udoh, was today decorated with “The True Lover of Sports” Medal of Honour by the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ.
The decoration done by the Chairman of the State NUJ was part of activities marking the grand finale of the Ist ever AKS NUJ Fitness Week and Unity Cup competition organized by the Union for all the Chapels in the state.
Responding, the Commissioner of Information, Sir Charles Udoh expressed appreciation to the State Council of the Union for presenting him with the Medal of Honour and lauded the foresight of the Chairman of the Union, Comrade Amos Etuk in packaging the competition with an array of sporting activities.
Reiterating that, the competition has successfully brought journalists in the state together to exercise, relax and share pleasantries, the Information Boss added that, it is very healthy for people to take out time to exercise and have fun after periods of hard work to keep fit and reduce stress.
The State Spokesman who performed the official kick off for the final match between the State Information and the Federated chapels held at the NUJ Press Centre sports ground, also commended journalists in the state for the strong backing given to the leadership of the Union by coming out to take active part in all the lined-up sporting activities of the competition.
Highlight of the grand finale was the presentation of the football trophy to the State Information Chapel team which emerged winner defeating the Federated chapel with 6 – 1 goals as well as presentation of Medals to winners in the various sporting activities.
Present at the event were: the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Mr. Inyang Jameson and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso, among others.