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Residents Of 18 LGAs In Anambra State Benefit Relief Materials From Chief Agbasimelo

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Joel Ajayi

The  quest of Chief Eloka Godwin Agbasimelo, the founder of the Oga ndi Oga Foundation to reduce the burden of people of Anambra state has continue to wax stronger day by day, as  Residents of 18 Local Government Areas out of 21 recieved the food items to cushion effect of COVID-19 in the state.

While many Nigerians in other states were seen scrampling to adjust in an attempt to reduce unprecedented impact of Pandemic Covid-19,  Anambra indegenes, home and abroad, were seen smiling courtesy of the kind hearted Chief Agbasimelo.

The gesture which was put in place by him in the 18 LGAs, owing to the relief materials distributed, were packages of  70,000 Ten kilogram bags of rice, among other food items.
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The representatives of the different local government came to receive their own in the Chairman’s home town Ezinifite in Nnewi South LGA, Anambra state.

Distributing the food items, the Coordinator of Oga ndi Oga foundation, Chief Engr Echezona Uzoka was on ground to distribute the items in line with what the Chairman of Oga ndi Oga Foundation and Goddosky International FC Chief Eloka Godwin Agbasimelo has been doing to touch the lives of the people living in Anambra state and outside the state.

According to the coordinator,  the Chairman will continue to help people as it is a commitment he has decided to see to the end.

It’s on record that Chief  Agbasimelo, a philanthropist, has been using his resources to help the needy.

Just few days ago, Anambrans in their numbers  in Lagos recieved the  support of the benevolent Chief, with different food items to help people who cannot go out to source for their daily meals, as the lockdown is taking a toll on millions of people in the country.

It doesn’t end there,  recently, Chief Agbasimelo gave out hundreds of ladies motorcycles to individual women of different local government to enable the traders who find it difficult getting to the place of their trade in neighbouring towns  in Anambra state.

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Kida Promises Brighter Future For Basketball

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As preparations for the eargely awaited elections into a new board of Nigeria Basketball Federation hots up, the outgoing president of the NBBF board, Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida, has reiterated his unflinching desires to take the game to greater heights.

While speaking with journalists in Lagos, Kida stated that his love and passion for the game, and particularly, the desire to see its rapid development at the grassroots level are reasons behind his reelection bid.

” I’m seeking reelection as the president of NBBF because basketball in Nigeria is still a work in progress. I have so much believe in the potentials of the youths playing this game and their ability to rule the world,” he enthused.

” What the world have seen so far, are just glimpses and tips of the iceberg. I believe that with concerted efforts and dedication to the game, the future of basketball in Nigeria is very bright,” he said.

It would be recalled that in his four years as the president of NBBF, Musa Kida facilitated the sponsorship of the division 1 and 2 basketball league by Total Oil. He also returned the NBBF Premier League after four years in the doldrums.

Kida was credited for his immense and selfless moral and financial support that ensured D’Tigress won the Afrobasketball championship three times in a roll; 2017, 2019 and 2021.

He also supported D’Tigers to become the first African national team to defeat the USA, in a basketball game.

Through his Ahmadu Musa Kida Foundation, he funded several grassroots basketball programmes across West Africa., particularly,  popularising the 3×3 games.  As well as, supporting grassroots basketball programmes in Rivers State, leading to their winning of gold medals in three National Sports Festival for both male and female.

He added conclusively, “Together, we can achieve more. Therefore, I remain committed to the development of the game in Nigeria. I want to reassure lovers of basketball of my selfless drives to secure a brighter future for the game in the country.” 

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