says Udom showcased me to limelight
By Emmanuel Akpan
The newly appointed member, Finance Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Akparawa Nse Ubeh has promised to represent the interest of Akwa Ibom State very well in the glass house.
Nse Ubeh who was recently appointed into the Finance Committee of the highest football body, said his appointment is one of the best things that has happened to Akwa Ibom State.
Ubeh while addressing journalists in Uyo, thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel who had given him the opportunity to serve in the Akwa United Football Club Board as Chairman for ten months, adding that his NFF appointment is as a result that the Governor showcased him to the limelight by appointing him Chairman of the State owned club which won three major trophies within his short tenure in office.
According to the immediate past Akwa United Chairman, “My appointment has go a long way to show that in life, it’s not all about how long, but how well. For the short period that the Governor gave me opportunity to served, l left a record for which I will always be remembered for both in Akwa United and the League Management Company (LMC). “
He added that his NFF appointment is not the first appointment he had gotten at the National level, saying that immediately he left Akwa United, he was appointed as a Director in the League Management Company which he served for one year. The Etinan born politician stressed that his suggestions and opinions had brought a lot of improvements into the LMC.
He expressed happiness that his transparency administration during his tenure as the LMC Director must have triggered his NFF appointment. “Probably this must have informed the NFF that I am a good hand and that I should be brought into the Finance Committee. I want to use this opportunity to say that Akwa Ibom State will be represented very well in the glass house.”
The former International president of Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio further noted that he will do his best to network with other of his colleagues to ensure that players from Akwa United are fully represented in the Super Eagles. He said his appointment is an opportunity to work hard in other to develop players from Akwa Ibom State to the National team.
While promising that Akwa Ibom State will not be relegated to the background in the politics of glass house, Akparawa Nse Ubeh maintained that he will be an ambassador to the State and that his appointment came at the right time.
He used the opportunity to thank the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and the Vice president I I, Shehu Dikko as well as other NFF members for finding him fit for the appointment.