By Toby Prince
While Nigerians marked Democracy Day on Wednesday, ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki was a surprise spectator at a basketball game in Canada.
The former Kwara State Governor snubbed the much-anticipated June 12th celebration just to see Toronto Raptors, in Toronto, Ontario.
After the game against Golden State Warriors, Saraki met with Masai Ujiri, the Nigerian-born President of the club.
An elated Saraki took to Twitter on Thursday to disclose his exposure in Canada.
” 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,” he wrote.
” I was pleased to hear about Masai’s
@GiantsOfAfrica 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
@GiantsOfAfrica 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.”