.Sports Minister Dalung Expected As Chairman –
All is now set for the official unveiling of 20 Canoe/Kayak boats donated by Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC to the Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation under the leadership of Admiral Festus Porbeni (RTD).
The event which will start by 10:00am on Thursday at 20b, Wole Olateju Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos is expected to have the Honorable Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung as the chairman of the occasion.
Speaking through the Secretary of the Federation, Mrs Olubunmi Ola-Oluode on Wednesday as preparation intensifies, “The federation has invited the Honorable Minister to be the chairman of the occasion and hopefully he will be there on Thursday”.
According to plans, the event will also witness the demonstration of the sport immediately after the official commissioning at the same venue.
She concluded that the boats were donated by Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC who has been supportive of the federation in the last 3 years basically for grassroots development, awareness and spread of the sport throughout the nation to support the recent drive of the Federation to take the sport to the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.