Nimrod Is Second To None In Sports Development In Nigeria – el-Rufai

    Dignitaries and winners in a group photograph at the closing ceremony of President Beach Volleyball Competition at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday February 22, 2020. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) is second to none in terms of supporting sporting activities in Nigeria.

    Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai expressed this on Saturday night in Kaduna while declaring closed the President Beach Volleyball Competition at the Beach Volleyball Court of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.

    “One good thing with my NVBF President is that he is second to none in support of sporting activities in Nigeria.

    “He has been supporting all sports, not just volleyball. He uses his resources to sponsor various sporting events across the country,” he said.

    Represented by the Director of Sports Kaduna State, Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim, he commended NVBF President for giving Kaduna the hosting right of the competition.

    He said Kaduna has been yearning for such competitions, while assuring that the state government will keep giving him a level playing ground to host more of such competitions in Kaduna.

    He charged the winners to use the opportunity to represent Nigeria well at International competition.

    He also told them to be good ambassadors of Kaduna State when they go back to their various states and tell their people the hospitality and peaceful atmosphere witnessed.

    “On behalf of my Governor and the Commissioner of Sports, Professor Kabiru Mato, I want to thank you and wish you safe journey back to various destinations.

    ” I believe you have seen the massive urban renewal projects been put up by His Excellency in the state. By the time you come to Kaduna next year, you will see more all round urban renewal projects, including state-of-the-art sporting facilities, ” he assured.


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