Niger, Benue qualified for 2018 Milo Basketball National final  


Father O’ Connel Science College, Minna have emerged winner of the male category of the just-concluded 20th edition Milo Basketball Championship held at the indoor sports hall, Ilorin.
The Minna boys defeated Christ Comprehensive College, Kaduna 68 – 35 to lift the Emirate Conference trophy and progress to the National finals coming up in Lagos later this month.
In the female category; Government Secondary School, Gboko, retained their crown as the champions of the Emirate Conference after defeating their Niger counterpart; Government Girls Secondary School, Minna.
Kwara State sports lovers had the opportunity to witness a full week of basketball thrills and entertainment as champions fiercely contested to become winners of the Emirate Conference that consists of the host state, Kwara and seven others.
Speaking after the finale, the Kwara State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Elder Ayobola Samuel, applauded Nestle Nigeria for providing such an encouraging platform for students.
“When you are learning in school, character is very important and this will not just make the students to graduate with good grades but also have a very good character that will build them for their future endeavors” he said.
He urged Nestle Nigeria to continue the great initiative as it will continue to help the country build promising youths.
“I want to congratulate Nestle for their consistency, organizing this championship for twenty years shows how reliable they are and I will like to appeal to them not to relent at what they do” Elder Ayobola remarked.
However, based on both winners of the Emirate Conference of the 2018 Milo Basketball Championship, it means the young boys from Niger state and the young girls from Benue State will be representing the Conference at the National Finals in Lagos, respectively.

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