The Kano State Government has promised to revive competitions in its secondary schools and tertiary institutions as part of efforts to promote sports.
Kano state Commissioner of Information, Mallam Mohammed Garba, made the disclosure at a workshop organised for some heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Kano on Friday.
The workshop was organised by the Research and Documentation Directorate of the ministry to facilitate MDAs adoption of changes brought about by the administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
He said the government deemed it necessary to revive school sports so as to encourage youths to engage in sports as well as to hunt for young talents.
This, he said, would also ensure development of sports across the 44 local government areas of the state.
According to him, the government would soon commence inspection of existing stadia in the 44 local government council areas to assess the facilities on ground.
“The state government is working to revive sports competition in its secondary schools and tertiary institutions to encourage school sports and ensure talents development,” he said.
Garba said the government had also concluded arrangements to conduct empowerment programmes for the physically challenged persons in the state.
He noted that the programmes would focus on skills acquisition to enable them to be self-reliant and contribute to the state’s economy.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Kano State Sports Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, enumerated some of the challenges bedevilling sports development in the state to include bureaucracy, poor facilities and non private sector involvement.
He called for the provision of sports facilities at the local government areas to encourage youth participation, especially at the grassroots.
Source: Voice of Nigeria