As part of its contribution towards the building of a Football House in Asaba, Delta State capital, the Management of First City Monument Bank has donated the sum of Ten Million Naira (N10m) to the Delta State Football Association (DFA).
Chairman of Delta State Football Association (DFA), Mr. Pinnick Amaju, while receiving the the cheque on behalf of the DFA, commended the bank for the bold initiative to partner the Association in to building the Football House, adding that on completion August 2013, the project would be named after Patrick Okpomor.
Amaju who is also the Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, called on other corporate organizations within and outside the state to key into sports by way of sponsorship so as to engage the teeming unemployed youths and secure the future of the Nigerian youths.
He stated that when the youths in the society are involved in sports and sporting activities, the rate of crime will be drastically reduced, hence the need for all hands to be on deck and ensure that sporting activities are supported for the betterment of society.
The Zonal Head, Midwest Region, First City Monument Bank, Mrs. Amaka Morakyo, commended the Delta State Football Association for their continued efforts at the development of football in the state.
She said the bank was proud to associate with the football house project as it believes it will create various empowerment opportunities for the people of the state..
Present at the occasion were Board Members of the Football Association, Senior Management Staff of First City Monument Bank and former Commissioner of Sport, Delta State who is now the President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Chief Solomon Ogba.