By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Caretaker Chairman, NIgeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has received three separate letters of commendation from North West Sports Stakeholders for his unflinching support to sports development in the zone.
Ahead of the presentation of the letters, the Zonal Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, North West, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris said that the letters were to commend him for his unique role in sports development in the zone.
“The first letter is for his donation of trophies for the conduct of North West Zonal U-17 Female Volleyball Championship.
“He is also receiving a letter for sponsoring the North West Volleyball Coaches Clinic recently held in Jigawa,” he said.
Idris further said that the last letter is for the uplifting of sports generally in the zone.
In his remarks, Nimrod said that he was privileged to be a part of the meeting which attracted the Directors of Sports from the seven states that make up the zone, as well as other major actors in the industry.
He thanked the Directors of Sports for the support accorded the National Division 1 Volleyball League which ended in Kaduna recently.
“Majority of those that participated are from the North West. Kaduna is safe and I challenge the media to change the narratives.
“The time has come to stop the negative write-ups against states,” he tasked the media.
He commended the North West zone for being steadfast in organising sporting activities.
“Even during the COVID-19 lockdown, they were holding zoom meetings.
“I am proud of this zone. This zone is a leader and others want to emulate,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that there is great potentials for sports in the zone.
“I am yet to achieve what I want to do in this zone. Not only in volleyball or sports, I drill a lot of boreholes. I give water to many villages. What is money without touching lives.
“The development of Almajiris will be my next agenda. Whatever deliberation you will do here, I will stand by you,” he assured.
In an interview with newsmen after he received the letter, he said he thanks God for giving him the privilege to contribute to the society.
“These young ones that are being touched are the future. I will grow old someday and will be using walking stick. At that time, it is those that have been touched that will assist,” he said.