The 2021 Aiteo cup winners, Bayelsa United Football Club and Bayelsa Queens Football Club, have felicitated with the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo on the occasion of his 56th birthday.
Bayelsa United, in a statement by its chairman, Ebiki Timitimi and secretary, Ekpolaemi Odogu described Senator Ewhrudjakpo as a patriotic Bayelsan who has deployed his immense intellectual capacity in the service of the state.
The statement notes that the deputy governor’s workaholic nature even as Commissioner for Works in the previous administration added enormously to the development of the state.
According to them, “he is meticulous, intelligent and passionate, a workaholic, a man of balanced cognate experience in both the private and public sectors and a thoroughbred technocrat”.
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They pointed out that the Bayelsa number two man is a peacemaker, faithful public servant, sagacious politician and loyal partner, especially in the march towards bequeathing a better Bayelsa for the citizens.
The club thanked the deputy governor for his continuous support to see that players welfare and other incentives are being accorded priority which has placed Bayelsa State among the leading sports states in the country.
The statement further added that the passion for the development of sports by Governor Douye Diri and Ewhrudjakpo was behind Bayelsa State’s sterling performance in 2021 where the state has been described as the home of sports.
They prayed almighty God to give him the wisdom to continue to steer the affairs of the state especially the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development which he supervises.
Similarly, the chairman of Bayelsa Queens Pastor Apreala Robin and his secretary, Mrs Grace Alagoa, in a statement, described Senator Ewhrudjakpo as a dependable, hard working and pragmatic Bayelsan, who has brought his wealth of experience to bear on the service of the state.
According to the management, the workings of the Deputy Governor as Commissioner for Works in the last administration has brought immense development to the state, adding that the Prosperity Administration is blessed to have a meticulous and workaholic man like Ewhrudjakpo.
The club thanked the Deputy Governor for his continuous support for Bayelsa Queens Football Club, as players’ welfare and other incentives are accorded priority.
“His moral support led to Bayelsa Queens winning the 2021 Aiteo Cup in Benin”, the management said.