5 August 2012

Nigeria: Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, River Jostle to Host NASAJ Games

Ondo, Delta, Bayalsa and Rivers states have indicated interest to host the 2013 National Sports Association for Judiciary, (NASAJ) annual games. The national president of the body, Mr. Emeka Ndili revealed this in Abuja while unveiling the medal table of the just concluded 2012 NASAJ Games hel in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. He commended the Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswin Akpobio and the people for given priority to the tournament.

He said the national executive committee of the judicial Games body; NASAJ has fit next month, September 2012 for post tournament seminar that will also form a forum to look into states jostling to 2013 edition which among them will be suitable enough for the games.

According to Ndili, eleven sports were feature at Uyo Games. The sports are football, handball, badminton, chess, table-tennis, athletes, scrabble, draught, ayoo and volleyball. He said the event was put together by courts and other judicial bodies throughout the federation to honour the immediate past of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Dahiru Musdapher who also double as grand patron of the federation.

He commended the local organising committee, (LOC) for organised a memorable event. "I want to thank everybody that participated in the 19 edition of judiciary games in Uyo because the games witness unprecedented turn out following the increased awareness for physical and mental fitness among the judicial workers.

"I want appreciate the good people of Akwa-Ibom for the warm reception and the level of turnout that make the game a huge success, "he said.

Federal High Court emerged the overall winner of the tournament with 12 gold, 6 silvers and 8 bronzes, followed by Akwa-Ibom state judiciary with 12 gold 5 silvers and 2 bronzes, FCT High Court came third with 2 gold, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes.

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