October 24 2021
Nigeria Volleyball Federation President, Engineer Musa Nimrod; APC Women leader for FCT, Hailmary Aipoh; MD/CEO of Lookalike Sports, Joseph Okeke and Mudiame University based in Edo State, have all thrown their hat in support of the maiden edition of ITV table tennis Challenge.
Engr. Musa Nimrod when contacted did not hesitate in expressing support for the tournament despite not being volleyball rather according to him "I see it as my contribution to Nigeria sports development'
The FCT APC women leader, Hailmary Aipoh said "sport is a means of empowering growing Nigerian youth population and as a women leader, I will always support any program or project that will improve the lots of our youths"
The MD / CEO of Lookalike Sports, Joseph Okeke, one of the foremost kits and gym equipment dealer in FCT, embraced the concept when called upon and pledged his support to the event in cash and kind while Mudiame University, a private university based in Edo State which will soon open its door of admission for youths across the country from January, 2022 said "knowing that the bulk of our students are youths, it will be foolhardy on our parts not to support a project of this nature'
The one day tournament is one of the programs line up by Independent Television, ITV Abuja as a way of contributing to development of grassroots sports in FCT besides other responsibilities being carried out by the station.
Speaking on the forthcoming tournament, the General Manager ITV radio and TV for Abuja, Amber Olague said the tournament “Is our own way of giving back to the society and also to create opportunity to empower our youth. So we deemed it fit to organize this one-day tournament to give opportunity to so many youths out there who are looking for a platform like this to showcase their talents and be discovered. We are not going to relent in creating enabling environment for our youths," she said
The tournament will see winners going home with over one hundred thousand naira in cash and fabulous prizes in a tournament slated 30th October, 2021 at ITV event center, mpape Abuja.