The new President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Frank Orbih, has promised to make the game one of Nigeria’s most popular sports within the next four years.
He made this known in Kaduna at the breaking of Ramadan Fast “Iftar’’, organised by the Vice-President of the federation, Alhaji Mohammed Maina, at the Friendship Badminton Club, Kaduna.
According to him, the federation will swing into action by taking the game to the grassroots to attract new players and fans that will in no time make the following to soar.
“Coming to Kaduna for this event is to show solidarity to the people of the North-West for the overwhelming support I got from them at the elections concluded last week,’’ he said.
“I am optimistic that soon badminton competitions would flood all the geo-political zones in the country as a result of efforts my team will put in place.
“The sponsors are willing to be part of the game with funds for competitions as long as there is transparency and accountability and they are convinced that what they are giving is going for what it was earmarked for,’’ he added.