By Eric Elezuo Photos: Adekoya Adegbite
Former member, House of Representatives from Nasarawa State, and proprietor of a high profile ranch, Honourable Ahmed Wadada, has successfully hosted this year’s edition of the Keffi Polo Tournament in Nasarawa State.
At the week long event, top Nigerian polo patrons, players, professionals from Argentina, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and national professional players were on hand to showcase wholesome professionalism and awesome skills.
In his remarks, Wadada disclosed that the polo ranch is calculated at attracting socio-economic growth to the state and bring development closer to his people, stressing that a certain percentage of the proceeds from the tournament would be channeled to supporting education and orphans.
“It’s a huge pleasure to champion the birth of polo here and using a percentage of the proceeds to support charitable efforts in Nasarawa State. I’ve always believe in giving back to the society and I’m lucky that my little efforts have been yielding huge results.”
Before now, Wadada Education Foundation has been in the fore front boosting the educational sector of Nasarawa State through awards of scholarship, constructing and renovating classroom blocks in schools across the Nasarawa West senatorial Zone.
After a week of galloping and sweating with the polo ball, Fifth Shocker, a team sponsored by business mongul, Alhaji Adamu Attah, was declared overall winners.
Prominent citizens were on hand to make the tournament the toast that it was. Some of them include Dr. Ashiru Abdullahi, Alhaji Bala Isia Mohammed, Hon Haris Agoda, Ambassador Abubakar Dalhatu, Alhaji Adamu Attah, Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustapha.
Others were Emir of Karishi, Alhaji Sanni Bako; Alhaji Mohammed Balbaaki, Alhaji Uba Malami Saheed, Ibrahim Daladima and a host of others.