Federal gov’t commissions a multi-million Naira project in Daura
The Federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has officially commissioned and subsequently handed over another multi-million Naira mini stadia project to Katsina State in Daura.
The mini stadia was constructed by the federal ministry of youths and support in order to further provide opportunities through recreation for the youth in the state.
While speaking during the handing over ceremony, the Katsina state Governor,Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari pledged that his administration would continue to provide an opportunity for youths to excel in sporting activities in the state.
The Governor explained that an opportunity was provided to youths through the reactivation of Katsina United Football club now playing in the professional league being organized by Nigeria football federation – NFF.
Already, he said about three youths have through the Katsina united moved to international teams for professionalism.
He used the occasion to emphasize the need for even artisans and traders to be patronizing the stadium for physical fitness.
To the youth, he reminded them of the need to make sports to take over drugs, stressing that drugs killed while sports empowers economically.
While appealing for proper utilisation of the stadia, Governor Masari assured of improving the facility to attract both local, national and international sports competitions.
In a remark, the minister of youths and sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung described sports as one of the greatest employer of youths.
He revealed that over 650 million youths across the globe are fully engaged in various sporting activities.
Barrister Dalung expressed gratitude to Governor Masari for the support, Which led to the realisation of the project started about 2 years ago.
Also speaking, the permanent secretary in the federal ministry of sports explained that sports is no longer for school drop outs but a business enterprise.
In a remark, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk expressed appreciation to both the federal and Katsina state government for the provision of the facility, which he said would help in engaging youth to avoid restiveness.
In a vote of thanks, the transition committee chairman, Engineer Abba expressed gratitude to all those who have a hand in the provision of the stadia in Daura metropolis.
Highlight of the handing over of the stadia was a friendly football encounter between president Muhammad Buhari team and that of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
The match ended goalless and later decided through penalties.