Abuja bubbles as a total of 83 archers drawn from across the country storm the capital city for the first phase of the Nigerian Archery Federation Game Clinic, Coaching and Officiating Workshop holding from 17 to 24 March, 2019 at the Multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Abuja.
President of the Nigeria Archery Federation, Mohammed Abdullah, said said yesterday that the participants are drawn from the Defence Headquarters, Abuja comprising, Army, Navy, AirForce, Road Safety and the Nigeria Immigration services. Others are from Imo, Kogi, Niger and Oyo State. Tukura Archery Academy and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) complete the list of archers for the event.
Abdullahi who is excited over the encouraging number of participants registered so far for the Workshop, further hinted that the Nigerian Immigration Services has the highest number of participants which is 20 while the Defence Headquarters has 15 leaving Road Safety and the FCT with 10 participants each. Niger State has 5; Imo 4, Kogi 3 and Oyo 3.
Tukura Academy has 5 participants while 8 unattached individual participants have since been registered.
Meanwhile, Archery President Abdullah while lauding the project, gave the names of Mr. Olatunji O Boluji, Dr. Tukura, Mr Lucky Izukor and Mr. Kunle Akintimehin as the four resource persons for the week-long Workshop which is aimed at repositioning archery sport in Nigeria. The participants will depart on 24 March 2019.