Diplomats, sport administrator, and polo enthusiasts have commended MTN Nigeria for its long term commitment and the sponsorship of polo tournaments in Nigeria.
Former Nigerian envoy to Qatar, Ambassador Sani Saulawa Bala, Nigerian polo ambassador and national team coach, Dawule Baba and the President of the Guards Polo Club, Senator Mohammed Kabiru Jibril were unequivocal in their commendations for MTN as they described MTN’s support for the game as a special one that has touched the lives of polo enthusiasts.
Ambassador Sani, who was a Special Guest of Honour at the polo tournament at the Guard Polo Ground in Abuja, singled out MTN as one of the few multinational firms in the country whose investment in the game had led to the advancement of the sports in the country.
While describing MTN’s support for the competition as one that will promote positive lifestyles of millions of Nigerian, he challenged other organisations in the country to support the growth and development of the game. .
Speaking in the same vein, Dawule Baba also expressed satisfaction at MTN’s long term commitment towards the promotion of the noble game which according to him, has positively engaged the youth, while spreading the king of games across the country.
“We Nigerians, polo administrators and players alike, must commend the company whose partnership has taken the popularity of the game to over twenty states across the country where polo is currently being played,” Dawule declared.
In his remark on the opening day of the week-long polo fiesta, Chairman, Abuja Guard Polo Club, Senator Kabiru Jibril, commended MTN, other sponsors and partners for making the annual event, the biggest polo festival in the capital city of Abuja.
The prestigious polo event is staged annually in honour of the country’s progressive growth as a democratic nation.
The 2016 MTN Unity & Peace Polo Tournament Abuja is part of programmes lined up to mark the Democracy Day which is observed as a public holiday every May 29.