Daily Trust (Abuja)

25 February 2013

Nigeria: Immigration Plans Abuja Indoor Sports Complex

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said it will build indoor sports complex at its headquarters in Abuja.

Acting Comptroller General of Immigration, Rilwan Bala Musa, made this known at the Immigration headquarters, weekend when he flagged off a two day coaching and grading programme in collaboration with Shihan Goby China Oredola, the African Continental Technical Coordinator for Shotokan Karate-do Federation (SKIF) and Sensie Emmanuel Metu, the Nigerian Chief Instructor for Shotokan Karate-do International - Nigeria (SKI-N).

Musa said that the Service would build a mini sports complex to accommodate indoors sports such as karate within the Immigration village in Sauka, Abuja.

He assured the Karatakas of his full support within the lean resources available to the Service.

Speaking further, he emphasized the need for officers and men of Nigeria Immigration Service to be physically fit and mentally alert at all times especially now that the security challenges in the country has taken a very difficult and dangerous shape.

During the two days coaching and grading programme, participants were graded in different categories ranging from junior white belt to senior white belt; senior white belt to yellow belt; yellow belt to orange belt; orange belt to green belt and green belt to purple belt.

The Sensie and Chief Instructor of the Shotokan Karate-do International-Nigeria(SKI-N), for the Nigeria Immigration Service, Dr. Emmanuel Brasca Udo Ifeadi, who is also an Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration Service successfully graded for his 5th Dan Black belt.

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