16th September, 2011
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State and the former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will grace the closing ceremony of the Intercontinental Wrestling Championship tagged BRF Wrestlemania 2011 today.
The competition, which began since Tuesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, featured wrestling stars across the world who have been engaging in fierce battles to win trophies, a climax of which will see one of them been declared the â€˜Champion of BRF Wrestlemania 2011â€™
According to the Deputy General Secretary of the Local Organising Committee, Comrade Abass Lateef, Governor Fashola will lead members of the Lagos State Executive Council to the final ceremony with Tinubu, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, Speaker of the stateâ€™s House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Kuforiji and members of the House.
Others are the Sports Commissioner, Barrister Enitan Osodi, Special Adviser on Sports, Dolapo Badru and Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN in Lagos, Chief Henry Ajomale, who will lead party chairmen in all the local governments.
â€œWeâ€™ve also invited the senators in the three senatorial districts of the state; Senator (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu, Gbenga Ashafa and Ganiyu Solomon, while all the House of Representatives members from the state will also be in attendance,â€ said Comrade Abass.
The chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the LOC, Chief Ifeanyi Obila, told P.M. Sports that some notable corporate organisations like MTN, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Red Bull, Seaway and 7up Bottling Company will send their representatives to the closing ceremony today.
â€œThis is an epic event packaged to honour our sports loving governor, Raji Fashola. We can afford to put up a glamorous first edition,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, one of the foreign wrestlers who came from Austria, Chris Bambikiller, has declared that his target is to win the tournament.
Bambikiller, the world heavyweight champion, said that he was emotionally moved when he saw the huge wrestling fans at the stadium to watch him and other wrestlers in the competition.
â€œI want to assure the fans that I will win this championship for them on the final day,â€ said Bambikiller after he defeated Strong Bone of Nigeria in the preliminary contest for the heavyweight title on Wednesday night.