*DoS says Nimrod is second to none in sports development
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has donated balls and nets to 27 clubs and academies in Kaduna State, worth millions of Naira.
The items were presented at the Media Centre, Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Thursday September 29, 2022.
Nimrod, who is also the Chairman of Kaduna State Volleyball Association (KADSVA), said that the gesture is targetted at developing the game at the grassroots.
Represented by the Kaduna State Director of Sports, Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim, Nimrod charged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the donated items.
He charged the coaches to reach out to schools and scout for tall potential players.
The schools of Kaduna State belong to us, be it private or public, please come to us, if you want to go and search for players.
“The president wants to be bringing national programmes of volleyball to Kaduna and our players deserve to be chosen. Results is what is required, he cannot impose players on the national team, but the best for Nigeria.
“Kaduna players are good, you may be surprised that your player is not selected, not that they are not good, but because of the height,” he said.
The Director of Sports said that Engineer Nimrod is a philanthropist per excellence and in terms of sponsorship of sports, he is second to none.
“We really have to appreciate him. For somebody to have spent this huge amount of money, not for himself, but for the children of others to become successful, deserves huge commendation,” he said.
He charged them not to misuse opportunities being provided by the NVBF President, as well as continue to pray to God to bless him.
Beneficiaries expressed deep gratitude to Engineer Nimrod at the presentation, which was coordinated by KADSVA Secretary, Florence Yori.
Responding on behalf of the coaches, Dangiwa Yoga Atiku they assured that very soon, results will start being visible with young, talented tall players will be discovered.
Atiku who is the chairman of the coaches association, said, “Where Kada Queens and Kada Kings will be fully represented by Kaduna bred players.”
Each team was presented with five balls and a net each.
Teams that benefited are those that have been registered by KADSVA, drawn from the three Senatorial zones of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that each ball donated, costs between N15,000 to N40, 000.