We are ready to host the World…Udom Emmanuel
Emmanuel gave the assurance when the Fifa delegation paid him a courtesy call at the Government house, Uyo.
The governor noted that the choice
of Uyo as one of the stadia earmarked to host the mundial is a mark of appreciation for the State’s contributions towards the development of football in Nigeria.
He remarked that Uyo has a functional Airport and a good network of roads for easy air and road transportation.
The governor also intimated the Fifa delegation that apart from owning an airport, Akwa Ibom is the only state in the country that runs a commercially viable airline with a business model that allows visitors from outside to come in, transact business and can return same day.
Besides, Emmanuel also assured that the state has good medical facilities that can cater for any number of teams and visitors expected in Uyo during the tournament.
Earlier the President of the Nigeria Football federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick told the governor that they in the state to inform him on the choice of Uyo by Fifa as one of the cities that will host the under 20 Fifa women World cup tournament in 2020 in Nigeria.