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Women International Day: Nimrod Tasks Women On Leadership Roles In Nation-Building

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Joel Ajayi

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod has urged the womenfolk in the volleyball circle to take up leadership positions in their chosen fields for the benefit of the game.

Nimrod stated this in his speech at the 2023 International Women’s Day Celebration  in Kaduna on Wednesday.

He hinted that the National women’s team has always made the nation proud at International Championships.

Nimrod said, “The idea is to celebrate the effort of notable women in the Nigeria Volleyball community for their contributions. I am urging women to take up leadership roles in their ministries, Local and State Governments as well as in the private sector.

“If women get opportunities, I am optimistic they will make a huge difference because of their nature”.

Nimrod said the Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Imo, Mrs Nkechi Ezugwu, who also doubles as the Vice President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation is a good example of women making an impact in leadership.

He said, “I am proud to say that the 2nd Vice President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Mrs Nkechi Ezugwu is an example of women who are using their office for the betterment of the game.

“The Controller of Immigration should be a role model to other women in volleyball”, he added.

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Ministry of Sports unveils partnership with Yanga Games

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Towards creating a new dawn for Nigerian Sports, the Federal Ministry of Sports has signed a landmark agreement with top lottery company Yanga Games to raise the revenue profile of the Ministry and ensure a new deal for the welfare of athletes.


Speaking during the unveiling of the partnership between the Ministry and Yanga Games in Lagos on Friday, Chairman/CEO of Yanga Games Mr Derrick David Kentebe said “We are so super excited by this opportunity to work with the Ministry of Sports Development to change the narrative about Sports in the country. We see an opportunity for marketing our athletes and sports generally. We shall avail ourselves of the best use of this unique and special partnership. We shall pursue this mandate with vigor, passion, and unrivaled commitment to bring benefits to all the critical stakeholders.


The agreement according to Kentebe will provide support for retired athletes, enhance grassroots sports Development, and advance the potential of special athletes.a


He assured that ” Yanga Games can raise funds on behalf of the Ministry of Sports for athletes’ Development, endorsement, and sponsorship deals for athletes”.


Minister of Sports Senator John Owan Enoh assured that the Ministry has total and absolute confidence in YangaGames to deliver on the given mandate.

“Gone are the era when we depended solely on the government to fund sports development. We are partnering with YangaGames to bring maximum benefits to the athletes and all critical stakeholders. We shall give institutional encouragement and support to the Management of Yanga Games to succeed in this onerous task of rebuilding our sports sub-sector.”


Kentebe said ” We shall raise about 34 Billion in the next four years to assist athletes and improve sports in the country. We shall help to develop grassroots sports and sustain youth involvement through raffle draws, fund raisers, and other avenues.

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