By: BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
A Legislative Aide and personal assistant to Senator Danjuma La’ah, the Shatiman Kagoro, of Kaduna south Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Mr Bala Gideon Duniya has refuted assumptions that the parliamentarian, has abandoned the promotion of sporting activities.
Speaking in an interview in Kafanchan, Mr Bala Duniya said it was not true to assume that the Senator has abandoned the youth in the area, by failing to promote sporting activities, especially championing sponsorship of soccer tournaments as hither to before his election as Senator, which enhanced peace amongst the diverse ethnic and religious communities in the area.
The legislative aid explained with concern that the outbreak of herdsmen and farmers clashes and other forms of insecurity, which destroyed thousands of lives and millions of Naira worth of properties, as well as threatened harmonious co-existence across communities in the State, particularly in Kaduna south senatorial District, was incumbent on the Senator to focus on how to return peace and harmony, rehabilitate destroyed houses, provide feeding and treatment to victims, displaced or injured, stressing that it is only with peace that sports can be organized.
According to him “it was with the youth, Senator La’ah and other relevant stakeholders,made concerted efforts were made, for return of relative peace in southern Kaduna, which if sustained, would guarantee the senator to focus on sponsoring sporting activities, as usual again.
“My appeal is, all constituents, should do all the needful, for sustenance of peace and harmony that will guarantee government and the private sectors to embark on general developmental projects/programmes, against the diversion of resources to tackling peace and security challenges” Mr Duniya solicited.
In an interview earlier, Alh Alaake Ahmadu, a sport lover/soccer organizer in the area complained that Senator Danjuma La’ah had abandoned sponsoring annual soccer tournaments, he was kwon for, which contributed to his popularity and his election as Senator.
Alh Ahmadu said he made frantic efforts to meet the Senator face to face to hear from him, but to no avail, hence he sought the help of the media, to get across to him, because the youths have been putting pressure on him on the issue.