Volleyball sponsorships: “I don’t go back to govt to seek refund“, says Nimrod

The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod
The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod, has said he does not go back to government to seek for refund after sponsoring the national teams to international championships.

Nimrod disclosed this to newsmen at the closing ceremony of the 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League.

He said it was his responsibility to bring up the nation’s youths.

“I am not using my money, but God’s to bring up the youth. It is my responsibility to bring the youth of this nation. There is a saying that say if you build the youth, you build the nation and that’s my belief.

“It is God’s money that am using and I thank God because He has blessed me and I am returning it back as a responsibility to the Nigerian society.

“I don’t look at what I am putting in, I don’t go back to government to seek for refund after sending players to represent the country in international championships.

“I am saying it openly that I don’t go to government to seek refund,” he stressed.

Nimrod called for sponsors to support the federation and enhance the development of the game.

“We have said it again and again, this is not the first time we are calling for sponsors to come over.

“Nigeria Volleyball Federation has a profile, we can give the profile of our achievements. No other federation has a profile like ours …we are very proud to say that and we thank God for that,” he said.

He said it was “a miracle“ for the federation to host four premier leagues consecutively without any hindrance.

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“That we were able to host the premier league is a miracle, it is not the president or the board members. It’s a joint work that was carried out by all the board members and the state members of federation.

“I want to thank God and appreciate the League Management Committee (LMC) for doing a wonderful work,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that dignitaries present at the closing ceremony included Ibrahim Galadima, the former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye, the former Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Habu Gumel, the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).

NAN also reports that Kano Pillars came first, NSCDC took the second place while Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) finished third in the male category.

In the female category, NSCDC emerged first, NCS came second place while the Chief of Army Staffs (COAS) team emerged third.

NAN reports that a total of 17 teams, 10 male and seven female teams, participated in the just-concluded 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League which took place in the Indoor Hall of the Mashood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. (NAN)