President of the Senate, Senator David Mark yesterday laid the foundation for the Otukpo township Stadium otherwise called ” David Mark Sports Complex” in Otukpo, Benue State ,promising that when completed the stadium would be centre of sporting activities in the state and environs.
The event was put in place to mark his 65th birthday (April 08, 2013) which he said would be dedicated to thanks giving to God and prayer.
The proposed stadium being constructed under “David Mark Bonaventure Initiative”, is being financed by friends and admirers of the President of the Senate.
Laying the foundation stone of the project in his country home, Otukpo yesterday , Senator Mark urged all stakeholders to the project to exhibit the desired commitment to ensure that the project is completed on schedule.
“Like you all know, I have a great passion for sports. Anything I can do for the development of sports, I will not hesitate to do so. The Otukpo stadium when completed will compliment the Golf Course which is already attracting sports men and women into Otukpo. Hopefully in the next 12 months, God’s willing, the stadium should be ready for sporting activities”, he told the gathering.
The President of the Senate expressed appreciation to the Akpegede , Otukpo community for making the land available for the proposed stadium. He was however quick to advice the community to cooperate with the contractors to ensure security of personnel and equipment.
Earlier, the Interior Minister Comrade Abba Moro who is the chairman of the Project Planning Committee noted that the stadium when completed would facilitate the promotion of soccer, athletics, basket ball, hockey and other sports to compliment the Golf course in Otukpo.
Besides, Sporting and recreational activities, Moro said economic and other social activities would be enhanced with the stadium.
Chairman of the DMBI, Chief Tunde Mark while introducing the project, assured that all stakeholders would do the needful to ensure the actualization of the project on schedule.
No tags for this post.