FCT Correspondents Chapel of NUJ unveils Chikelue Iloenyosi, as brand ambassador

FCT Correspondents Chapel of NUJ unveils Chikelue Iloenyosi, as brand ambassador

FCT Correspondents Chapel of NUJ unveils Chikelue Iloenyosi, as brand ambassador

Chikelue Iloenyosi, Nigeria ex-international, has been unveiled as brand ambassador of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), recently in Abuja.

He was unveiled alongside the conduct of the draws for the second edition of the NUJ/FCT Correspondents Chapel three-day football tournament holding between July 11 to 13, 2024.

Responding during the unveiling, the ex defender and Chairman, Anambra State Football Association, promised massive support for the tournament, he thanked the organisers for the honour done to him.

According to him, “I am happy and honoured to be the brand ambassador of the tournament. I am even happier that it is in connection with the development we’re putting in place in my home state, Anambra. I am happy to announce that for the first time the governor of my state, HE Charles Soludo has put sports in the budget. It is because of the work we are doing. Not only being ambassador, I am going to support massively as an individual within my capacity”.

Speaking at the occasion, the chairman of NUJ FCT Correspondents chapel, Comrade Jide Oyekunle noted that there were great improvements from the maiden edition of the competition, adding that football is a unifier.

According to him, “today marks another milestone in the history of NUJ FCT Correspondents Chapel with the hosting of the second edition of our football tournament tagged “Football for friendship and peace.”

“The three-day tournament is aimed at strengthening the relationships. We are using football to promote and shape the synergy with these organisations, particularly the security agencies who our members always interface with on a daily basis.

“Football does not have language. Football is an integral activity that unites the people and has the power to change the world irrespective of the religion, ethnic and political background.

“The game of football makes people forget their differences because it is a unifying factor. It heals the wounds and bonds people. It is one of the antidotes for physical fitness, mental health and alertness which we all need particularly in the face of the present economic reality and hardship.

“As one of the improvements compared to the maiden edition in 2023 when eight teams participated, It is my pleasure to inform you that 14 teams drawn from the security agencies, government organisations and professional bodies will be participating in this second edition of the tournament,” he explained.

The tourney, which will be held inside the Area 10 football pitch, Old Parade Ground, will feature teams from organisations such as Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Federal High Court (FHC), NNPCL, NUJ, Customs, NDLEA, SWAN amongst others.

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