By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Caretaker Committee Chairman of the NIgeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has once again, received the prestigious AUTHENTIC News Daily Outstanding Sportsman Of The Year Award For 2020.
He was presented with the award on Sunday May 23, 2020, during the Technical Session of the 2021 Volleyball League 1 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
Speaking at the presentation, Consulting Editor of Authentic News Daily, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson said that he was given the award for a record third time, following his unrelented contributions to all round sports development in the country.
“Engineer Nimrod is for now, the number one individual contributor to sports development not just in Nigeria, but the entire sub Saharan Africa.
“As we speak, only within this month, several events bankrolled by him have been held in several parts of the country, with some running at the same time in several parts of the country,” he said.
The Consulting Editor of Authentic News Daily said that he was excited that at last they have an opportunity to present this prestigious award, after several months of attempts to reach the well deserving recipient, Engineer Musa Nimrod.
“Engineer Nimrod is a man of several achievements, it would require perhaps 24 hours, or a book to attempt to capture him, his activities and noble interventions that have touched lives of Nigerians all over the country.
“In view of time constraints, I would not bore you with the details, but would assure you that soon, a book on this perfect gentleman would be launched, where an attempt to capture his achievements and interventions would be laid bare,” he added.
On why he was singled out for the 2020 Sports Personality award, Okpani Dickson said that all can attest to his tremendous contributions to development of the sector in the country, using his personal resources in putting smiles on faces of sportsmen and women, without blowing his trumpet, but doing so diligently and in genuine humility.
“From volleyball to football, beach volleyball to athletics, and several other sports, he has not just sponsored, but has given moral support.
“Besides sports sponsorship, Engineer Nimrod has also played a huge role in the survival of sports writers in the country.
“During the lockdown last year, members of the Sports Writers Association of NIgeria (SWAN), Kaduna State chapter, each benefitted from bags of rice, spaghetti, vegetable oil and other foodstuff,” he added.
Authentic News Daily Boss said that based on his large heart, the palliiatives were not limited to only registered SWAN members, other practitioners from the NIgeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna State chapter who reached out to him, were also presented at a separate ceremony with foodstuff.
“A true friend of the media, the NIgerian masses and sportsmen and women, we congratulate you on this award and pray for God’s blessings to continue multiplying so that sports will continue to get its massive support,” he added.
Nimrod in his response, dedicated the award to the NIgeria Volleyball Federation for supporting him, vowing to do more.