Shortly after inaugurating the Niger Delta Cultural Music Festival, known as NIDCUM Fest, in Port Harcourt, the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, has expressed readiness to partner with Port Harcourt Club, to boost social activities in the Rivers State capital.
This was made known by the NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, when members of the executive of the club paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Ogbuku said the Commission was open to sustainable relationships that would bring back the past glory of Port Harcourt city, so that the present generation would be proud that in their time the social life in the Garden City was revived.
The NDDC Chief Executive Officer recalled the serene atmosphere created by the older generation, insisting that such beautiful scenery would be revitalised to keep the old memories alive.
He said the present generation would not allow social activities in the city to stagnate or retrogress, while promising to galvanise those he described as progressive residents of the city to pull resources together to build a society that would be stronger and socially active.
Ogbuku used the opportunity to request for the revival of the W.W. White football tournament amongst secondary school students in the state.
According to him, “while growing up in the city of Port Harcourt, it was through the football competition that students in secondary schools were brought together in the state to socialize.”
The President of the Port Harcourt Club, Hon. Soberekon Dikibo, while congratulating Ogbuku on his reappointment as the Managing Director of the NDDC, applauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over what he described as “making the right choice” and described him as a true Port Harcourt man.
As a mark of honour, the leadership and members of the Port Harcourt Club, conferred on the NDDC Managing Director an Honorary membership of the Club.
While conferring the membership on Ogbuku, Dikibo said, “though membership follows a strict process of nomination and subscription, it was customary of the club to offer the membership to deserving public officers such as service chiefs and heads of selected Federal parastatals serving in the state.”