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Weightlifting president urges arm-forces ,paramilitary bodies to emulate police in organizing sports activities



Ibrahim Aladi, the president of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), on Wednesday in Abuja has urged other Arm -forces and Paramilitary bodies to emulate police in organizing sports activities.

The president told the News Agency of Nigeria other Arm-forces and Paramilitary need to embrace this initiative and also plan on how they can organize competition like this.

“We urge them Nigeria Immigration, Nigeria Police, the military, Federal Road Safety Corps among others to key into this type of competition in weightlifting or any sports of their choice.

“We will meet with them and to see on how we can collaborate for the success of the entire country,” he said .

The president commended Inspector General of Police (IGP) for organizing the the maiden edition of IGP National Open Weightlifting Championship.

He said about 150 weightlifter’s are participating in the first edition of the championship.

“It’s a very successful initiative, It is majorly organised by the police

“We had the technicality and we brought our technical people, the referees so that we can give the game the needed allocation that it requires to have a perfect tournament.

“We want to see how we can synchronised it with our calendar and hopefully organising as a yearly competition,” he said

He added that constant sports activities can help to reduce the problem of insecurities in county.

“Sports is a vital segment of the society, constant competitions will make youth busy and there won’t be time to commit crimes and reduce the level of insecurities in the country,” he said.

NAN reports that Nigeria Police Weightlifting Association in collaboration with NWF organise the maiden edition of IGP National Open Weightlifting Championship.

The championship which is tagged ‘Abuja 2021’ started on Nov. 8 at the package B of Moshood Abiola National Stadium is expected to end on Nov. 12.

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Ex Footballer Peterside joins NFF Presidency race, vows to Restore Football in Nigeria



…Rolls out 8 points agenda
Joel Ajayi
As September 30th NFF election is draw nearer,  A sports analyst/commentator with a super Sports Idah Peterside joined the race to be next president of NFF.

An ex super eagles goalkeeper Peterside said that Nigeria has a rich history as strong football nation that need someone who has all it take to drive it globally.

He gave this assurance on Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially declared his intention to run for the position of President of the Nigeria football governing body NFF.

While speaking he said Nigeria football need surgery, it need surgery in two ways the national team and Nigeria league that must be fix.

According to him, I pledge to work with people various levels of society, government, corporate world, to do my all in restoring the pride of Nigeria football.
“If I become President of the Nigerian Football Federation, I will propose and undertake to establish a world-class football centre at the national level like Morocco’s Mohammed the 6th football centre that features world-class equipment, and accommodation designed to develop high-achieving football stars.

“Women’s football will be given the priority it deserves. I will work towards galvanising the women’s league by not only increasing the prize money for the eventual winners of the league but also actively seek for sponsorship for teams that are struggling to maintain their status in the league. 

“We will work towards increasing TV coverage as well as seek sponsorships for all the club sides in the country. No football club should have to be in a position where they are unable to pay their players or afford to travel to away match venues.
“Nigeria deserves to benefit from the experiences and know-how of ex-footballers like me who want to serve this beautiful country of ours.”

He however, rolled out 8 points agenda to toward the full restoration of Nigeria football.

The. agenda include; a more inclusive and Democratic NFF, Developing the standard of the local league including the pro league and second division, to focus on women’s football, establishing a world-class football centre at the national level.

Other agenda are; Funds for state football and affiliated association; Registration scheme for ex-football international; introduction of TV right and sponsorship packages as well as develop Grassroot football.

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