The wife of Abia State Governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu Ph.D has been extolled for her consistent support to the Badminton and Para-Badminton Association; Speaking while receiving members of the Association, who paid her curtesy visit in her office, the Executive Secretary, Abians in Diaspora Commission(ADCOM), Dr Mrs. Ngozi Ogbonna Erondu, described the wife of the Governor as a beam of light to the athletes, who, according to her, were already in the global stage, doing great and making the State and Nation proud. She advised them to always be focused and never be demoralized; while pledging the support of ADCOM to The Association.
Earlier in his address, a member of the team, Comrade Bonny, said that, they were in the Commission, to seek the support and collaboration of the diasporans, to enable them take part in a Tournament coming up in Japan from 1st -6th, November, 2022; and described ADCOM as ‘’Abia Embassy’’, which serves as the gateway to the Diasporans support. He acknowledged the Badminton Matron in Africa, Her Excellency, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu Ph.D as the major sponsor of all their events, and has as well, assisted their participation in various tournaments, with the most recent , being in Enugu State, where Abia athletes won two gold , two silver and two bronze medals, while Abia born players like Eze Chinyere, and others, have represented and worn laurels for Nigeria in International Tournaments. He equally used the medium to Congratulate Dr Mrs Ngozi Ogbonna Erondu on her appointment as the sub substantive Executive Secretary of ADCOM.
The visit attracted the presence of both the State and National Officers of Badminton and Para-Badminton Association, as well as Management Staff of ADCOM.