The President Nigeria Scrabble Federation, NSF, Alhaji Suleman Garba Gora has commended the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio for his support and sponsorship for scrabble in Nigeria.
Alhaji Gora made the commendation when he led the world scrabble champion, Mr Wellington Jighere and other members of the federation to pay a courtesy visit to Senator Akpabio.
Alhaji Gora recalled that it was through the sponsorship of the Godswill Akpabio International Scrabble Classics that Jighere was discovered, nurtured and groomed to become a world champion.
According to the NSF boss, the gesture of Senator Akpabio in sponsoring scrabble in Nigeria has gone a long way in empowering many Nigerian youths who have taken to scrabble instead of engaging in anti-social vices.
In his response, Senator Akpabio congratulated the world champion, Jighere for the glory he brought to the country as the first African who has won the world scrabble trophy.
Akpabio expressed delight that the scrabble he sponsored for eight years while serving as the governor of Akwa Ibom State has yielded dividend and urged the federation to nurture more talents.
Senator Akpabio also commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent recognition of athletes who had brought glory to Nigeria said such gesture would go a long way in encouraging other athletes to put in their best for the country.
He urged Nigerian youths not to engage in anti-social vices but to get involved in useful ventures which would bring glory to Nigeria.

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