Germany based Nigerian inventor, Jomoh Ikem Igbinosun, has challenged the Federal Government to do more for investors to boost the economy.
He gave the charge in Lagos during the launch of Ikemicll Sports and Fitness Centre (P.B11). The occasion also witnessed his induction into the Nigerian Book of Records (NBR), an agency that identifies and chronicles Nigerian investors.
The Edo State-born inventor, who was once a boxer and wrestler spoke about his foray into inventing the (Power Ball), on what motivated him into creating the new sports game and wears Jomoh Igbinosun said Nigeria wastes a lot of resources on kitting.
Nigerian athletes with NIKE and PUMA sports outfits, hence his desire to come up with similar materials and save foreign exchange for the country.
Ife said Ikemicll is coming on board to fill the vacuum and create Jobs for the teeming youths who will be producing the sport wears. According to him, “If Ethiopia, a country that doesn’t have resoures like Nigeria, and yet produces about 60% of world’s sporting shoes, this should challenge Nigerians and the government.
Jimoh Igbimosun said he came up with the P.B11 to demonstrate to the world that Nigeria has talents too, thus erasing the negative image of Nigerians in the Comity of Nations. He solicited assitance from the Federal Government to help him achieve his target of establishing more Ikemidll Sports and Fitness centers across the comity.
On the P.BLL, he said he introduced it during the FIBA 2017 in Germany. The game is like a basketball, but its devoid of dunking.
At the induction of Jomoh Igbinosun into the NBR, its Director – General, Dr. David, said his agency identifies Nigerian inventors and documents their achievements as a challenge to others, a bid to change Nigeria’s negative image abroad.
Dr. David said the agency was elated that a Nigerian has pioneered a game that would eventually be played worldwide.
According to him Jimoh Igbinosun has joined the likes of Prof. Phillip Emeahwali who invented the Microsoft Computers. He said P.B11 is a unique different sport that is entertaining, adding that it is being played in Germany.
Highlights of the day were exhibition P.BLL matches between Lions of Nigeria and Tigers of Ghana and the induction of Jomoh Igbinosun into NBR. Dignitaries at the event include a director in Lagos Ministry of Education, Mrs. OO. Akindele.
In the men’s category, Nigeria beats Ghana while the women beat their Nigerians Counterparts to win the cups.