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Nigeria Scrabble Federation tasked on talent hunt

The Scrabble Federation of Nigeria has been tasked with finding new talents at the grassroots level in order to maintain its current standing at international…

The Scrabble Federation of Nigeria has been tasked with finding new talents at the grassroots level in order to maintain its current standing at international championships.

This charge was made by the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, when a delegation from the Federation presented to him the PAN African Scrabble Championship Trophy which is on the Maiden Tour of Africa.

“I am glad to receive the trophy, and as the trophy makes its tour, I know that it will come back to Nigeria after the Tournament”, Dare said

The Minister who commended the 8-year-old Master Saviour Onazi, National Junior Scrabble Champion, for the feat he had achieved for the country, assured that the Ministry will support his education and tournaments as part of its Talent Hunt Programme.

Dare stated further that the future of sports in Nigeria is bright with the passage of the National Sports Industry Policy (NSIP) which has reclassified Sports as Business and not Recreation.

He, therefore, called on the Federation to create more awareness for  the forthcoming competition as they prepare to host the first-ever edition of the Pan-African Scrabble Championship in Nigeria in August.

Also speaking, the President, PAN African Scrabble Association, Mr. Adekoyejo Adegbesan, thanked the Ministry for its support to the Federation, stressing that they will deploy their technical expertise to solidify their dominance in the game.