The immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Saraki visits the President and owner of NBA Toronto Raptors, who is also a Nigerian, Masai Ujiri in Toronto.
Senator Saraki who has been rooting for the Toronto Raptors in the ongoing NBA Championship series, praised the Nigerian for his good work with the Raptors who are likely to be crowned the 2019 NBA Champions if they win tonight’s game 6 against the defending Champions, the Golden State Warriors.
He praised Ujiri for his foundation and annual basketball clinics spread across African countries and said they have been discussing on how to replicate same in all the regions in Nigeria, so to help the talented youths in Nigeria.
Dr Saraki shared a photo of Ujiri and himself taking a snap at the training facility of the Toronto Raptors, and captioned it with:
“Yesterday, it was a pleasure to spend some time at the Toronto Raptors training facility and meet with Masai Ujiri, the Nigerian-born President of the organisation. What a state of the art facility! Congratulations.
I was pleased to hear about Masai’s Giants of Africa Foundation that works to create a pathway for the continent’s underprivileged youth through sport with the goal of growing the game of basketball within Africa.
With basketball facilities in Rwanda, Kenya and other parts of the continent, I mentioned to Masai that it would be great for his foundation to augment it’s basketball clinics by building similar ones in Nigeria.
I have committed to work with him and other well-meaning Nigerians to build similar basketball facilities in different parts of the country. This will create more opportunities for our young talented Nigerians.” he said