Authentic Sports Personality Award A Challenge To Do More – Nimrod 

Authentic Sports Personality of the Year 2017, Engineer Musa Nimrod (centre), being presented with the award by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Council Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf (2nd right), while Director of Sports Kaduna State, Yakubu Ibrahim (2nd left) Kaduna SWAN Chairman, Isaiah Benjamin (left) and consulting Editor, Authentic News Daily, Jacob Onjewu Dickson (right) on Monday June 4, 2018. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

by KATO P. LADAN,  Kaduna

The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation  (NVBF)  has said that the Authentic Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Award is a challenge to do more  for sports development.

He expressed this on Monday,  after he was presented with the prestigious award at the board room of the Kaduna State Ministry of Youth,  Sports and Culture.

“I have been challenged by this award and it is highly  appreciated.  It is a huge  challenge that  will make me do more.

“We  would be introducing new things to the federation that would make it outstanding,  following suggestions we are getting,”  he said.



Nimrod,  who  is  the Garkuwan Matasa  Arewa  said that God has been faithful  to  him in several  ways,  while  appealing  to  all for prayers for more grace.



“Just within a couple of days,  three of my workers suffered terrible  accidents with each of the separate incidents  resulting to damaged  vehicles,  but I thank God  for his  grace that sustained  them and no life was lost, ” he  narrated.



He said that he was  humbled and elated that he was able to beat sports personalities like  Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Director Technical,  Ahmed Fresh to claim the award through  votes from readers.



In a remark,  the Director of  Sports Kaduna  State,  Yakubu Ibrahim  said that the award was well deserved.




” First time  I came to the Ministry,  first person  I was told about  was Engineer Nimrod.  They told me all he is doing for sports development not  just in the state,  but entire country and advised  me to draw him close,  if I want to be successful as a Director of Sports, ” he said.



He praised  the  management and staff of Authentic  News  Daily  for always  ensuring  prompt  publishing  of news items,  as well as the transparency in the emergence of the recipients  of the award.



Another  recipient of  the Authentic Reporter of the  Year 2017, Isaiah Benjamin of Leadership Newspapers was also presented with his award at the same occasion.



Notable  personalities that were present  at the ceremony,  include the Nigeria Union of Journalists  (NUJ),  Kaduna Council Chairman,  Comrade  Adamu Yusuf,  SA Culture to the Kaduna State Commissioner of Youth Sports and Culture,  Christopher Yashim Iliya,  Secretary of Kaduna United Football Club,  Florence Yori and the Consulting Editor,  Authentic News Daily.


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