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Roller Skating in Growing in Nigeria

News about inline skating in Nigeria received in June of 2004 from the Nigerian Skating Federation (reprinted here with permission from the International Roller Sports Federation).

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NEWS FROM THE NIGERIA SKATING FEDERATION
JUNE 23, 2004

Engineer and Nigerian Skating Federation member Winter Osahon Idugboe provides the following information and news from THE Nigeria Skating Federation:

The sport of roller skating is growing rapidly in Nigeria. more parents are beginning to allow their kids to take lessons on safe skating and roller skates is now preferred as a birthday gift for kids because that is what all of them want.

An estimated number of 3000 pairs of roller skates of all sizes and types, most especially for kids within the age limit of 10 to 18 years old, were sold in Nigeria in the first quarter of the year 2004 as compared to 600 pairs which were sold in the same quarter last year.

Congratulations to The President of Nigerian Skating Federation (NSF), the Nigerian Inline Skating Association (NISA) and the Nigerian Roller Sports Association, Mr. Augustus Isioma Nweke.

Please take note of the new phone, fax and email address for the Nigerian Skating Federation:

Nigerian Skating Federation
160 Awolowo Way, Ikeja
Lagos State, Nigeria
Phone:+234 802 377 4426
Fax: 234 1 4931961



Reprinted with permission from the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS)


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