LOC Sends Letters To Embassies Abroad

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In a bid to show its seriousness about the staging of the Intercontinental Wrestling  Championship in Lagos, Nigeria from 30 October to 13 November, the Local Organising  Committee, LOC, has sent notification letters to Nigerian foreign missions across the  world.

According to the General Coordinator of the tournament tagged BRF Wrestlemania 2010,  Alhaji Hameed Mohammed, the letters were sent to Nigerian High Commissions and Embassies  in order to facilitate the procurement of visas for the foreign wrestlers who will  feature in the championship organised to honour Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola for his  effort to develop sports in the country.

Alhaji Mohammed told P.M.Sports at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State at  the weekend that the letters, which have been dispatched through courier, will reach the  High Commissions and the Embassies before the end of this week.

“As part of our efforts to let Nigerians know that the BRF Wrestlemania 2010 is not a  fake, we have begun to notify  Nigerian High Commissions and Embassies where the foreign  wrestlers are resided so that they won’t have problems getting visas to come for the  championship

“Some of the countries we have dispatched the letters to are Cameroon, Congo DR, Congo  Brazzaville, Angola, Central Africa Republic, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Libya.

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“Others are United Kingdom, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Australia, Turkey, Canada, Mexico  USA, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirate, UAE and Japan,” he said.

He revealed that the letters to the Nigerian foreign missions highlighted what the LOC  headed by Primate Charles Odugbesi have provided for the  wrestlers participating in the  tourney. These include provision of return tickets, accommodation with hotel reservation  at Durban Hotels, Lagos, adequate security and group accident insurance cover.

“We have  sent  the letters to the High Commissions and Embassies of the wrestlers here  in Nigeria so that they too will know what we are doing. I’m glad to say that these  Embassies  have been cooperating with us,” said Alhaji Mohammed.

—Taiwo Adelu