Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the NBA title won by Toronto Raptors of Canada.
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 to win their first ever NBA title and also become e the first team to do so from outside the United States.
Before the game, Bukola Saraki was at the training facilities of the Raptors where he net with Nigerian-born president of the organization, Masai Ujiri.
“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 foundation to augment it’s basketball clinics by building similar ones in Nigeria.
I have committed to work with him 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”.
After the victory in the first game of the NBA finals, Saraki also congratulated the team.
On finally emerging NBA champions, the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi took to social media to social media to celebrate their victory.
“Toronto Raptors the Basketball Team of my adopted land is the NBA CHAMPIONS of the year 2019 !!! Oh My Great Beautiful Canada I will love you forever…. you make me proud always and I will always stay A PROUD CANADIAN”.