The event, tagged, SWAN Rivers Platform is a monthly interactive session between the media and sports personalities in Rivers State and has previously featured former national team winger, Adokiye Amiesimaka.
Powered by Ufuoma Egbamuno run Foskolo Media Productions, Thursday’s event will try to unravel the mystery behind Jumbo stepping aside from his position as Chairman of the Rivers State Hockey Association after issues, said to be financial in nature between him and his board members as well as staff of the Rivers State sports ministry.
Jumbo started playing hockey in 1984 and was captain of the Baptist High School team in Port Harcourt a year later.
That same year in 1985, he captained the Rivers State U18 hockey team to the Kwara ‘85 championship.
He also captained the Rivers State U16 team to the Bako Cup in Kaduna in 1985/86 winning his first ever medal, a bronze, in that event.
He was part of the Rivers State team to the sports festival in 1988 and got a call up to the national U21 team the same year.
In 1989, he won a silver medal in the Abacha Cup and won the gold medal in the 1990 Nigeria University Games Association, NUGA games in 1990, playing for the Obafemi Awolowo University.
A year later, in 1991 he got a call up to the national team for the All Africa Games and in 1992 won gold medal at the NUGA games hosted in Ilorin.
After his youth service in 1996, Arthur Jumbo started his own company and in 1999 he became vice chairman of the Rivers State Hockey Association.
He 2010, he was marketing coordinator of the Nigerian Hockey Federation before becoming a member of the Federation board in 2013.
In 2015, he was elected chairman of the Rivers State Hockey Association and was elected board member of the Hockey Federation in 2017.
Arthur Jumbo is the Chief Executive Officer of Mc-Arc Services Nigeria Ltd and his married with 4 children.
The August edition of the SWAN Rivers Platform holds on Thursday, August 24 at the NUJ Press Center at Moscow Road in Port Harcourt from 11am.