The sports-loving Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu is expected in Lagos this weekend where he would be busy with a couple of sporting activities.
Shaibu who has in the last three seasons laced boots for Insurance FC, would lead the re- branded club party when they face Vandrezzer in the star match of NNL opener at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
The Deputy Governor would after the match on Friday, feature in the Lagos City Marathon on Saturday morning as one of the VIPs registered for the road race.
Before returning to Benin, Shaibu would grace the 2nd edition of Sportsville Special Recognition Award billed for February 13th at the Radisson hotel Ikeja.
Sportsville would on the special night honour 13 sports personalities who have contributed to sports development in Nigeria.
The awardees includes the Minister of Youth and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare, the Delta State Sports Commission Chairman, Tonobok Okowa, his Bayelsa counterpart, Daniel Igali and NFF First Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi.
Other recipients of the award are Mike Itemuagbor, Ayo Omidiran, Olumide Oyedeji, Dr Danladi Bako, John Momoh, Dr.
Sunny Ojeagbase, Ugo Udezue, Hon Bukola Olopade and Chief Segun Odegbami.
THE NATION/Mercy Chukwudiebere
Lagos: Edo Deputy Governor to grace Sportsville Award