Cross River State proudly welcomes esteemed weightlifting champion, Mr. Emmanuel Ironbar, as the Technical Adviser to the Cross River State Sports Commission, in a momentous move aimed at promoting sports excellence. His Excellency Prince Bassey Otu, the Governor of Cross River State, officially appointed Mr. Ironbar to this prestigious role on October 1, 2023. The appointment letter was ceremoniously presented to the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem, by the Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Agnes Atsu.
Mr. Ironbar’s remarkable journey to this significant position is truly inspiring. Discovered by the Cross River State Government on the bustling streets of Lagos, he was brought back home under the compassionate care of the CRSHA Speaker, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem. The Governor’s commitment to securing a fitting appointment for Ironbar has been fulfilled, underscoring the state’s dedication to nurturing talent and promoting sports within its borders.
Rt. Hon. Ayambem, visibly thrilled, expressed his gratitude to the Governor for honoring his commitment. He commended the Governor’s steadfast dedication to the People’s First Mantra, emphasizing that this appointment highlights the Governor’s generosity. The Speaker firmly believes that Ironbar’s expertise will not only elevate the state’s sports commission but also serve as inspiration for aspiring athletes across Cross River State.
Furthermore, the Cross River State Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Agnes Atsu, proudly declared Ironbar as the Chief Coach of the CRS Weightlifting Team, a decision met with widespread acclaim. This strategic move is poised to strengthen the state’s sports sector and foster a culture of excellence among athletes.
Ironbar’s appointment coincides with a generous gesture from the Governor—a two-million-naira medical funding grant aimed at ensuring Ironbar’s swift recovery and fitness. This investment underscores the state’s commitment to the well-being of its athletes, emphasizing their significance to the community.
In a heartfelt response, Mr. Ironbar expressed his gratitude to the Governor and the entire state apparatus. He pledged his unwavering dedication to the Cross River State Sports Commission, promising to contribute his wealth of knowledge and experiences in the sports sector to uplift the commission and the state as a whole. His words echo with determination, promising a future where sports in Cross River State will reach new heights under his guidance.
This appointment not only signifies a remarkable milestone in Ironbar’s life but also serves as a beacon of hope for aspiring athletes across the state. As Ironbar assumes his role as the Technical Adviser, Cross River State eagerly anticipates a new era of sports excellence, firmly grounded in dedication, talent, and the unwavering support of its visionary leadership.
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