04 Feb Nigeria Urges Private Sector To Develop Tennis Through Athletes Sponsorship
ABUJA, Nigeria – The Controller of Prisons at Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), Ademola Bamidele, has urged the private sector and Non-Govermental Organizations (NGO’s) to assist in development of tennis in the country. He made his plea last month at the ITF/Africa Junior Championship qualifiers in Abuja.
Bamidele said sponsoring athletes would promote the game, thereby exposing and discovering new talent for the future.
“I appeal to the rich and private organizations in the country to come out and sponsor these kids; it will help them in their future ambition.
“White collar job is not available for everyone, sports is another job that can give them a rest of mind where they will practice as professional players.
“Philanthropists can also come to their support; as veterans, we are doing our best to help them with the sport equipment and some necessary things,” said Bamidele.
The tournament was organized by Nigeria Tennis Federation.