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NVBF set to receive FIVB and CAVB in Abuja



The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has confirmed that the Federation is set to receive the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) during the 2022 National Division 1 Volleyball League in Abuja

Nimrod made this disclosed after a close door meeting with the technical official, stakeholders and board members of the Federation.

According to him, FIVB and CAVB will be visiting the Federation in a courtesy visit to ascertain the level of volleyball development.

He said, “The federation is set to receive two governing body, FIVB and CAVB; both will be visiting Nigeria during the 2022 National division 1 League.

The President said the visit of the FIVB and CAVB to Nigeria is due to the grassroot development witnessed in Nigeria during local and international championships.

“They will visit Nigeria volleyball and will spent to five days. The governing bodies will be in Nigeria to check our facilities and development in sports of Volleyball in Nigeria.

“We thank God for the massive development and I am very happy that Nigeria have come back to were it belongs among the top ranked volleyball nations,” he said.

He said that the bodies have given the federation a foreign technical and tactical coach.

“The coach was one time volleyball coach of Cameroon. He will be coming to Nigeria on July 15 to support the Federation to enhance the grassroots development of the sport in the country,” Nimrod added.

The 2022 National Division 1 League will kick off on 13th May, 2022 at the MKO Stadium Abuja.

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Sports Minister Hands Over Leadership To Permanent Secretary



The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has handed over the leadership of the Ministry to the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration ended on Monday. 

At the Handing Over Ceremony held today at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the Minister thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve his Fatherland. 

He stated that the appointment enabled him to have a better knowledge and understanding of the challenges of governance as well as that of the youth in particular, adding that it also afforded him with the opportunity to  look out ways to profer solutions on complex issues in relation to governance. 

Dare who stated further that the portfolio also afforded him the avenue to encourage Nigerian youth to take up sports as a career for the socio-economic development of the country, called on them to also support the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration for enhanced development of the sector.

Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar commended Mr. Sunday Dare for his laudable initiatives in the Ministry.

While thanking the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration for creating an enabling environment for the sector to thrive, he pledged the support and cooperation of the staff and Management of the Ministry to the in coming Administration led by President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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