Inspired by the good work of Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors President and co-founder of the Giants of Africa Foundation, former Senate President Dr. Saraki has announced that he will build basketball facilities across the nation.
He shared this on his verified Twitter handle @bukolasaraki earlier today (13 June 2019):
"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 Giants of Africa foundation to augment it’s basketball clinics by building similar ones in Nigeria. I have committed to work with himself 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."
Dr. Sakari is known to be passionate about basketball. He shared a video of himself shooting hoops to commemorate with the men`s national team when they won the FIBA Afrobasket tournament in 2015. We look for this project and wish him the best.