The prestigious MTN Nigeria powered Lagos International Polo Tournament which gallops_off with pomp today, has received a royal blessing from the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akinolu.
The Royal father who received a delegation of Lagos Polo Club at his palace Tuesday, expressed happiness at the commitment of the Lagos polo club and MTN brand to the growth of Nigerian sports over the years and urged the firmÂ to do more, given the unifying and the diplomatic credentials of sports in Nigeriaâ€™s political history.
â€œWe are happy with the Lagos Polo Club and its numerous sponsors for taking the mantle of engaging our youths positively in the area of sports and I would urge them not to relent. The game of polo has done a lotÂ by turning our people away from negative tendencies through the king of sports,â€ the Royal father stated.
Oba Akinolu who received the glittering Oba Cup, presented by Lagos Polo Club to be played annually in his honour, promised to grace the tournament with his royal entourage on March 13, when the Oba Cup would be decided. â€œI thank you for this presentation. You can count on my support and I have heartily accept your invitation,â€ His majesty added.