Welcome address

I welcome everyone here today, on behalf of the Nigeria Shooting Federation, the federation that is saddle with great and pragmatic personality, gear to achieve beyond every limitation. We have outline diverse program to set the federation on the spotlight. This newly elected board came into existence through a well-organized democratic election that has set the pace for an inspiring development in shooting in the year ahead. The Nigerian Shooting Federation is the sole authority approved to oversee, control and organize all shooting sport activities in Nigeria. Presently, we have state shooting associations in the 36 states & FCT for the development of shooting sports. Shooting sport has about 70 gold medals (in all categories across male, female with Para-athlete) the Commonwealth, Olympic and other International Championships. Shooting sport has no age limit or disability as hindrances. Shooting has never recorded any accident since its inception as old as the Olympics; its main keys to success are discipline and safety. It is a sport for happy people who wish to be entertained, physically and mentally fit.
I welcome all of you and to use this medium to appreciate, the President, Mohammadu Buhari for the change mantra that has already taken route in shooting sport, members of the National Assembly in line with that, I commend the Honourable Minister of Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, for his doggedness in organizing a transparent, professionals democratic election. The encouragement and empowerment by African ICON in Sports, Engr. Habu Gumel need not be over emphasized but we pray God will guide us to greater heights and for Nigerians to emulate you. I equally appreciate the present administration Ministers, Governors, the CDS, Service Chiefs, the IGP and other Para-military Agencies for your efforts towards developing shooting sports in particular. I sincerely salute the cooperate bodies for your sponsorship drives and wish you more avenues to publicize your products through shooting sports.
Integrated coaching clinic will henceforth be the first activity of every year of our programed until year 2020 (Japan 2020 here we come). For want of time, I welcome you to this family and to declare that year 2017 as our year of shooting sports re-awakening in Nigeria. Wishing you all a happy moment in all.