Yesterday, it was a pleasure to spend some time at the Toronto Raptors training facility, and meet with Masai Ujiri, ...
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has started developing plans for Basketball barely few days after he vacated the senate seat.
Saraki is currently in Canada where he met with Masai Ujiri, the Nigerian-born President of the Toronto Raptors.
While Sharing a photo from the Toronto Raptors training ground in Canada, Saraki wrote:
“Yesterday, it was a pleasure to spend some time at the Toronto Raptors training facility, and meet with Masai Ujiri, the Nigerian-born President of the organisation. What a state of the art facility! Congratulations.
“I was pleased to hear about Masai’s Giants of Africa Foundation, that works to create a pathway for the continent’s underprivileged youths through sport, with the goal of growing the game of basketball within Africa.
“With basketball facilities in Rwanda, Kenya, and other parts of the continent, I mentioned to Masai, that it would be great for his Foundation to augment its basketball Clinics, by building similar ones in Nigeria.”
“I have committed to work with him and other well-meaning Nigerians, to build similar basketball facilities in different parts of the country. This will create more opportunities for our young talented Nigerians.”
Bukola Saraki's vision may be good, but it is surprising it is coming after the former Kwara State governor left office as Senate president.
It will be recalled that while serving as governor of Kwara State, Saraki started off the Kwara Football Academy which till date is the only symbol of sports he has ever embarked on.