Jos Polo Club adopts Lalong as grand patron
In recognition of his interest and support for the sports sector, Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, was at the weekend crowned the Grand Patron of the Jos Polo Club.
Bestowing the honour on the governor as part of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, Jos Polo Club President, Alhaji Murtala Laushi, said it was in recognition of his enormous contributions to the development of sports in general and polo in particular.
Accepting the investiture, Lalong promised to continue supporting the growth of the game in the state, assuring that the Polo Club would be rehabilitated soon as the government has made arrangements to get a permanent venue around Mararaban Jama’a for the Trade Fair, which is usually held at the Polo Field.
He commended the NASCO Group Nigeria for continued sponsorship of the Polo Game as well as many other causes in the state.
Apart from performing the symbolic tree planting to promote the afforestation campaign, the governor and the Executive Chairman of NASCO Group, Dr. Attia Nasreddin, also cut the anniversary cake to mark Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The governor, who disclosed his intention to become a polo player, later joined Dr. Nasreddin to kick off the tournament.
Apart from the polo, there was also a brief live Taekwondo session staged to emphasise the importance of Taekwondo to health and self-defense. It was facilitated by a renowned Taekwondo trainer/coach, Mr. Sabony.
Members of the Nigerian Cycling Federation, Plateau State chapter, also briefly conducted a cycling demonstration through some major streets of Jos.
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