Gov. Ambode supports Buruj Sports Academy’s foreign tour

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In a quick response to the call by the CEO of Buruj Sports Academy Dr Salaudeen Waheed to well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the Academy as it prepares for its upcoming trip to the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom for participation in the Dubai Super Cup as well as the Manchester Cup both holding in April 2017, the Lagos state governor, His Excellency Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has given the go-ahead to the relevant department to look into the team’s need and provide needed support for the tour.

Speaking from London where he’s tidying up preparations for the team’s accreditation and registration, Salaudeen revealed that he’s in possession of a letter from the office of the Chief of Staff to the governor acknowledging the receipt of the Academy’s letter for assistance and that the letter has been forwarded to the office of the Special Adviser on sports for further action.

The three-paragraph letter, signed by kola Aileru on behalf of the Chief of Staff, reads in part:

“I have the directive of the Chief of Staff to His Excellency to acknowledge the receipt of your letter…

Furthermore I’m to tell you that your letter has been forwarded on His Excellency’s directive to the office of the Special Adviser on Sports for further necessary action…”

The letter, with reference no LGS.323/S.10/Vol. II was dated January 18th and confirms the antecedents of governor Ambode has a sports-loving chief executive who’s desirous of empowering serious private initiatives aimed at making Lagos State proud.

Salaudeen commended the governor as well as the Chief of Staff for coming to the aid of the Academy when needed as the tournament organizers were refusing to complete registration formalities if the fees were not paid in full but with the latest development, it is expected that Nigeria’s flag will be flown at the two tournaments.

He said: “We really have much to thank the governor and the chief of staff for. They came to our aid when needed most and now we can proceed with our preparations for the tournament. To justify their confidence and investment in us, Buruj Sports Academy will strive to come tops both in Dubai and in Manchester.”

Teams from Kenya and South Africa are believed to be among those to participate in the competitions whereas Buruj Sports Academy were the only team from Africa to attend last year.


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