On 14 May 2015, a team comprising Dr Opia Oji Peter Bonnyface, Mr Charles Osagie and Jane Udoka Emereonye paid a courtesy call on the Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Professor Adebowale Adefuye to intimate him about the novel sport and of plans to organize a press conference to announce the novelty and unveil it. The team sought the support of the Ambassador in galvanizing the diplomatic community in Washington DC as well as the Nigerian government. The late Ambassador advised the team to confer with Nigeria’s Permanent Mission and the Consulate in New York, promising that the embassy will step in at a later date. Sadly, he passed on before much could be accomplished.
Pix 1 Dr Opia Bonnyface making a presentation on the Beautiful Sport and Beautiful Initiatives to Professor Adebowale Adefuye
Pix 2 Dr Opia Bonnyface with Jane Emereonye and Charles Osagie outside the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC: