By Aluta News
Dec 2, 2023
Nasarawa State has gotten the nod to host the 2024 National Skating championship after successful hosting of the maiden event in Abuja.
President of the Skating Federation of Nigeria (SFN), Abdullahi Maikano said this on Saturday at the closing of the maiden edition of the National Skating championship.
The event took place on the service lane of the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway, near the Abuja City Gate.
Maikano said a specific date and month would be announced soon when the championship would hold next year.
According to him 20 states including Abuja participated in the just concluded first edition.
“We thank God for the success of this championship; we will work to correct our lapses to make the next edition more interesting.
“We thank all participants (skaters) and their coaches for honouring this championship,” he said
Maikano said the federation was leaving no stone unturned to get sponsors to enable them organise more competitions for skaters.
“We are looking for sponsorship that will make us sustain the championship.
“We need to organise more competitions to make our skaters ready for any international competition.
“We are looking forward to participating in continental events, World Cup and Olympics,” he said.
He said the federation would soon release the lineup of their programme for the 2024.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, commended Maikano for organising a successful championship.
“We must know that sports is a unifying factor that gives us sense of one purpose and togetherness.
“We want everyone to join hands with the armed forces and other security agents to make Nigeria peaceful.
“I was about three years old when I started to participate in skating; we want to encourage parents and guarding to encourage their children to participate in the sport,” he said.
NAN reports that Delta, Rivers, Nasarawa, Kebbi and Kaduna are among the 20 states that participated in the championship.
Participants were made to skate from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to the end of the service lane that led to the package B of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, near the Abuja City Gate.