Stakeholders to Champion Sports Development in Kaduna

By Our Correspondent, Kaduna

Sports lovers under the auspices of Kaduna Sports Stakeholders Forum rose from an inaugural meeting with the resolve to champion causes that will see to the development of sports in the State.

The meeting which was convened by Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adams and had in attendance relevant stakeholders in the sports industry in the state was chaired by the former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Dr. Tijjani Yusuf.

Nigeria Sports Minister, Sunday Dare

Other dignitaries who attended the meeting were former Commissioners of youths and sports in the state. Hon. Abdul-Azeez Mohammed and Dr Shehu Adamu, President Nigeria volleyball Federation (NVBF) Engineer Musa Nimrod and a Board member of the Kaduna Football Association (FA) Engineer Abubakar Yusuf (Best).

Also in attendance were Professor Simon K. Daniel from Kaduna State University (KASU), Professor Mariam Suleiman head of human kinetics and education Ahmadu Bello University and Mr Habila Abel from ministry of sports development among several others.

The meeting which lasted for hours deliberated on a whole lots of issues affecting sports development in the state and constituted a seven man committee to in the first instance meet with the Commisioner of Sports development Professor Kabir Mato to brief him on identified challenges and profer possible solutions.

The committee members include, Dr Tijjani Yusuf, Hon. Abdul-Azeez Mohammed, Hon (Dr) Shehu Adamu, Engineer Musa Nimrod, Kaduna State SWAN Chairman Isaiah Benjamin, Professor Simon Daniel and Kada City Chairman/CEO Ekene Abubakar Adams.

Speaking with Sports writers at the end of the meeting which held at the Ahmadu
Bello Stadium, the convener, Mr Ekene said, he was forced to convene the stakeholders meeting to address numerous challenges affecting sports development in the state and proffer a lasting solutions.

Also speaking in the same vein, Hon. Adamu said with the position of the sports stakeholders meeting, there is going to be light at the end of the tunnel in the sporting industry in the state.


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