Take Sports Development Serious, el-Rufai Tasks States As Minister Visits

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Governor Nasir el-Rufai and Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung

By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna

Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Thursday called on  states to take the issues of sports development seriously.

He stated  this, when the Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Solomon Dalong  and commissioners were in  Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on a courtesy visit  in Kaduna.

According to the Governor,  Kaduna state, sports men and women have made them proud in the development of sports sector.

He commended  the minister and commissioners of state who has chosen Kaduna as the venue for their council meeting and also  their effort and investments towards developing sporting activities.

He urged them to put more effort in promoting sports in the state, and prayed for save trip to their various destination.

In a remark,  the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong,  said they were in Kaduna to hold their periodic meeting and  discuss issues that will move the country forward.

He described Governor Nasir Ahmad ElRufai  as a lover of sport who is interested in  improving sporting facilities.

He noted that, the country challenges are unemployment, this he added,  has reflected in the lives of youth  and   cause social ills among  youths in the country.

He urged the state government to  accommodate the youths, by creating more jobs through sporting activities in the state.

He commended state government for honoring them.  And expressed that, Kaduna state is a state that accommodate indigenes and non indigenes.

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