Kwankwaso gives 28 cars to Kano Pillars Fc

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KANO – Kano state government has made true its
pledge by giving out 28 brand new Corolla saloon
cars, worth millions of Naira, and cash gifts to
players and officials of Kano Pillars FC, for winning
the 2013 Glo Premier League title for the second
consecutive time.
Similarly, the government donated sporting
equipments and cash valued at N175, 509, 000 to
20 football clubs from each of the 44 local
government areas of the state as well as other
clubs in the state Tofa Divisions, I, II and III league.
Other outstanding athletes that received cash gifts
from the government are members of the state
contingent to the National Sports Festival, officials
and team members of the state Para soccer team,
the state contingent to the 6th National School
Sports Festival and two indigenes of Kano that are
members of the National Handball team, that won
the bronze medal at the World under 21 Handball
championship in Mexico.
Presenting the donation at a well attended
ceremony at the Government House lawn in Kano,
the state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said
the government’s resolve was as a result of its
realization of the role of sports in economic,
political and national development, besides its
centrality to physical and psychological well being.
“We are happy that our investment (in sports) has
started bearing fruits as evidenced by the
significant success so far recorded by the various
teams and athletes that represented the state in
national and international competitions more than
any previous administration has ever recorded
since the creation of the state in 1967”, Governor
Kwankwaso stated.
The governor maintained that in light of the youth
restiveness and insurgency fueled by the raw
energy of the youth, Nigeria can be more peaceful
if their sports talents are harnessed and developed,
adding that doing so will place the country among
the top sporting countries in the world.
“As many countries employ sports as political and
diplomatic weapon to advance national interests,
we too can borrow a leaf to champion and advance
our interests nationally and internationally”,
Kwankwaso argued.
He used the occasion to present allocation letters
for pitches and courts to various sports clubs in
Kano at the multi billion Naira Kofar Na’isa Sports
complex, explaining that the move is to guarantee
optimum utilization of the arena for the
development of sports at the grassroots.

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