The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Port Harcourt Club have partnered to boost social activities in the Rivers State capital. The partnership was announced on Tuesday when members of the club paid a courtesy call on the NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, at his office in Port Harcourt.
Dr. Ogbuku said the NDDC was open to a sustainable relationship with the club that would bring back the past glory of Port Harcourt city. He recalled with nostalgia the serene atmosphere created by the older generation and insisted that such beautiful scenery would be revived to keep the old memories alive.
The NDDC boss also promised to galvanise progressive residents of the city to pull resources together to build a society that would be stronger and socially active. He used the opportunity to request for the revival of the W.W. White football tournament amongst secondary school students in the state.
The President of the Port Harcourt Club, Hon. Soberekon Dikibo, congratulated Dr. Ogbuku on his reappointment as the Managing Director of the NDDC and described him as a true Port Harcourt man. As a mark of honor, the leadership and members of the Port Harcourt Club conferred an Honorary membership on the NDDC Managing Director.
The Port Harcourt Club, founded in 1928, is a family-oriented sports and recreational club that has been in existence for nearly a century and has over 1,800 members. The club’s partnership with the NDDC is expected to lead to an increase in social activities in Port Harcourt, such as sporting events, cultural festivals, and other community-oriented gatherings.