The Inter-Schools football competition, a brain-child of the Special Adviser to the Governor on School Sports Development, Chief Aribitonye Okiri expected to feature Schools from the 23 Local Government Areas in the state and all Government approved Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools in the state has been suspended in compliance with the Rivers State Government ban on all schools sporting activities in the state in order to curb the spread of corona virus pandemic.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on School Sports Development, Chief Okiri who made this known in a chat with The Vortex Sports Correspondent in Port Harcourt said the ban was necessary to avert the Corona virus pandemic that is ravaging the country and other parts of the countries in the world.

He noted that the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike had directed that sporting activities from Primary to tertiary Institutions would remain banned, until a counter directive was given by the Governor.

The Special Adviser encouraged all heads of Schools, to adhere strictly to the directive and follow the necessary precautions in-order to curb the disease from spreading in the state, stressing that prevention is better the cure.

Okiri further enjoined heads of schools to advise their pupils and students to observe necessary precautions as directed by the government and health authorities as only those that are alive could participate in sporting activities.

He also charged them to observe clean hygene at all times as to join the Governor in his task to ensure that the Corona Virus Pandemic did not find its way into the state through sports.

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