The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has been charged to take Nigeria to the zenith (class 4) of the world volleyball.
Sports activities Minister Sunday Dare gave the cost when officers of the Worldwide Volleyball Federations (FIVB) who’re in Nigeria to evaluate the extent of volleyball improvement within the nation paid him a courtesy go to in his workplace, Abuja.
He stated Nigeria’s volleyball has recorded outstanding progress within the final three years of his tenure because the youth and sports activities minister and challenged the Engineer Musa Nimrod–led board of NVBF to do no matter it takes to take Nigeria to the fascinating class 4 of world volleyball.
In accordance with the Minister, the revelation that volleyball was probably the most watched sport in 2022, is a problem to Nigeria as a nation to develop its volleyball from the grassroots.
“I’ve been minister for 3 years and there are two video games or three sports activities that I’ve seen develop since I turned a minister. A kind of sports activities is volleyball.
“Your go to is a really welcome improvement, this nation is a sports activities loving nation and also you stated some very key phrases about not simply the significance of the game however how vital volleyball has turn into amongst international sports activities.
“Each nation now performs volleyball however you spoke so properly concerning the place of Nigeria on the subject of volleyball whether or not continental or internationally and I quoted what you stated about you desirous to see Nigeria get to class 4 of world volleyball. That’s thrilling and with the president, secretary normal and different board members of NVBF right here, they’d you properly and they should do what it takes to take us to that class.
“The revelation that this 12 months volleyball was probably the most watched sport challenges us as a rustic to develop our volleyball proper from the grassroots and give you programmes that can convey improvement throughout our faculties, collegiate and to guarantee that this nation produces volleyball groups that may compete with different international locations on this planet,” Dare stated.
He reiterated the federal authorities’s dedication to sports activities improvement, saying volleyball is classed as a grade A that enjoys authorities patronage.
“Volleyball is one the grade A sports activities that simply take pleasure in monetary and every other help from the federal authorities and your go to to Nigeria will additional encourage us to help volleyball on this nation.”
Whereas talking earlier, President of the Worldwide Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Growth Fee, Mushtaque Mohammed, described Nigeria as an necessary nation within the improvement of world volleyball.
He stated they’re within the nation to help the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) within the improvement of the game. “Nigeria is a vital nation within the improvement of world volleyball. With a inhabitants of 200 million folks, Nigeria ought to be in class 4 of volleyball taking part in nations.
“There’s a want to assist the event of the game and to boost the participation of Nigeria in world championships and Olympics and we’re right here to provide the vital help in order that volleyball can develop in a giant means.
“The junior degree is among the most necessary features for improvement and Nigeria is doing properly in that class since you have been on the final two World Youth Championships and there’s a want for upward transitioning and that’s what we’d like that can assist you with new know-how and higher administration,” Mohammed.