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42 Schools To Rumbles In NBA Power Forward Basketball Clinic In Abuja

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Not fewer than 42 Abuja based Secondary schools on Wednesday participated in the nineth edition of NBA Power Forward Basketball Clinic held at the Package B of Moshood Abiola Stadium.

Gbemisola Abudu, Vice President and Country head of NBA in Nigeria who spoke with BSN Sports said the objective of the program is to spread the game of basketball among Nigeria youth across the country.

“The objective is to expand basketball to other part of the country but in addition to that, part of our youth development strategy in Nigeria is to make sure that we have different programs available for young children from the age of elementary primary school all through to elite development stage.” Gbemisola told journalists.

“For us, we know that not everyone will become a basketball player but the life skills that the game instill in them, like communication skill, team coordination skill are useful in the world economic future. These are skills they need to become successful.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the NBBF to create a national basketball league where young boys and girls can participate. The program in its nineth year and has touched over two hundred thousand students in Abuja.

“For this finals going on now, we have 42 schools participating in the program. The program is to identify young kid who has the talents to succeed as basketball player. ” She concluded.

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Ogbomoso Agog As Sunday Dare Hands Over Basketball Court To LAUTECH

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NOC President, Habu Gumel to Grace the Occasion

The saying ‘charity begins at home’ is not far fetched from the gestures of Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare who deem it fit to give back to his community.

This time around, the Sports Minister will hand over a newly constructed Basketball Court which he financed to the stakeholders of the game, come Saturday 7th January, 2022.

Notable dignitaries to grace the handing over occasion are Nigeria Olympic Committe President Engr. Habu Gumel, former D’Tigress Captain and Olumide Oyedeji.

It could be recalled that the Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland in his kindness donated computers to LAUTECH ICT Department and has facilitated numerous impactful projects and programs, such as 1.3 billion Ecological Fund Project, 475 million Ultramodern Sports Complex at Ikoyi-Ile, Youth/Sports development Center, 100 million renovation of National Youth Development Centre for the take off of Ayede Polytechnic, roofing of Soun Stadium Pavilion, training of youths in Agro-processing, Fishery, Piggery, Pastry, Digital Marketing, Cash grants, 80 beds capacity Federal Hospital Pakiotan, Work Experience Program (WEP), so also the Ọba Adeyemi Mini Stadium in oyo town, where a heap/dumping site was turned into a mini sports stadium by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

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