Defence Chief, General Musa Lauds Skating Federation, Calls for More Youth Participation

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has described the Abuja National Skating Competition as a "Giant leap and indicative milestone of the tremendous progress the Skating Federation is making among Nigerian youths. 

General Christopher Gwabin Musa gave the commendation while declaring open the first-ever Abuja National Skating Competition. The CDS observed that the event was " agog with thrilling skating skills and a showcase of talents".

Over 2000 youths from about 20 States participated in the event. 

The competition which was aimed at fostering peace and unity amongst Nigerian children, and youths and increasing the popularity of the sport was competed in three categories; Half marathon Race, Slalom display and aggressive Ramp jump. General Musa further maintained that the competition is to discourage crimes in our society. 

The CDS also described the event as a "Giant leap and indicative milestone of the tremendous progress the Skating Federation, while commending the Skating President, for initiating a workable and pragmatic vision for children and youths. He also showered appreciation to all those who contributed towards the success of the event.

The event which took place at the MKO Abiola Stadium with a 42.5 Skating Marathon Race will see the winner representing Nigeria at the World Championship in Greece next year. 

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