President Buhari National Youth Open Water Swimming Championship suffers another postponement

By Augustine Kalu on February 17, 2017

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The much anticipated maiden edition of President Muhammadu Buhari National Youth Open Water Swimming Championship has suffered another postponement following his absence from the country. 

The Championship, which was scheduled to take place last December was postponed due to harsh weather condition at the time. It was shifted to February 16-19, 2017 but has suffered yet another postponement.

According to a Daily Sports reliable source, who does not want his name in print, the postponement is to give room for the possible return of President Buhari in whose name the championship is being organised.

Daily Sports also gathered that the new date for the maiden edition of the Championship is now slated for15-20 March in Jabi, FCT.

“We have started sending out letters to the various states, security agencies, paramilitary organisations and others who registered for the championship. As we speak, some letters have been dispatched to some participating states and we are on the verge of sending others to their respective owners,” our source explained.

“We had a meeting last Thursday when the Championship coordinator came to Lagos from Abuja and it was at that meeting that the decision to postpone the championship for a month was taken.

“Due to circumstance beyond our control, we are sending these letters out to inform states and others that the championship has been postponed. It is my hope and prayer that this will be the last postponement of the championship.

“We hope to have a press conference in Lagos when the new date for the championship is closer to intimate the public of the maiden edition of the Championship,” the source further disclosed.
Photo shows President Buhari. 

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 17, 2017

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