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Sports Is A Destroyer Says Gov Obaseki.

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By Abdulgafar Oladimeji in Edo.

The governor of Edo state , Godwin Obaseki has described sports as the sole tool that destroys disunity in Nigeria.

Obaseki made the statement on Sunday evening while recieving NSF 2020 Unity Torch at the state government house in Benin .

According to him sports serves as the unifying umbrella that sinks disharmony in Nigeria, adding that against all odds Nigerians are unified in sports.

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Obaseki disclosed that inspite of the economic hardship being suffered owing to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Edo state government mobilized resources to host the games with the intent to foster national unity.

He noted that at this time in the history of Nigeria as a nation, sports is pivotal to national survival. According to Obaseki the games will accord Nigerian youths the vacuum to do what they aspire and know how to do best “sports.”

He pledged that the state will keep the NSF Unity Torch burning, he assured Nigerians that Edo will go down in history as one of the host state that promoted national unity through sports.

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Sub Committees Inaugurated For Galadima Cup

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The organisers of the maiden edition of Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima football league has inaugurated six sub committees aimed at ensuring the success and hitch free tournament.

The chairman of the organizing committee, Engr. Suleiman Musa stated this while inaugurating the committee ahead of the championship.

Engr Sulaiman Musa explained that organizing and disciplinary committee has himself as chairman,
Ibrahim Umar Fagge FIFA and the team manager of Kano Pillars FC, Sani Lawan would serve as members while Security committee will be headed by the manager of Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata, Surajo Usman Tudun,
Kabiru Bawa,
Salisu Fagge Zumunta and the vice chairman of Kano state Football Association,
Aminu Muhammad china to serve as members.

He added that the Development and Technicalities committee has Magistrate Ibrahim Gwadabe as chairman, Aminu strikers and Mike Anike members and the Media and Publicity Committee will be headed by Ado Salisu of Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV), Ibrahim Umar Fagge FIFA and Kabiru Bawa to serve as members.

Engr Sulaiman Musa, however, said that the Finance committee has the former General Manager of Kano Pillars and one time Director in the state KNUPDA,
Abba Muhammad Fagge as chairman while Mr.Mike Anike co chairman, Ibrahim Gwadabe, Surajo Usman Tudun Wada and Sani Lawan would serve as members.

The chairman then charged the commitees to continue to do their best towards the success of the competition.

Meanwhile, Samba Kurna will confront Super Stars in the opening ceremony of the match scheduled to hold on Sunday, 2nd October at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata by 4pm.

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Assembly urges Kano govt to settle outstanding N109m owed Kano Pillars FC

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The Kano State House of Assembly has urged Kano State Government to settle all the outstanding debt owed the club which amounts to N109 million.

The assembly made the call during Wednesday’s plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari, after the presentation of a report by house committee on Youth and Sport.

The house set up the committee to investigate the relagation Kano Pillars football club from the Nigeria Professional Football League .

Presenting the report of the committee, Alhaji Nuradeen Ahmad, chairman house committee on Youth and Sport,called on the state government to make disbursement of Kano Pillars on quarterly bases rather than monthly, because monthly disbursement makes the club not readily available with cash at its coffers, unlike quarterly where they have cash readily available to use whenever need arises.

“The house called on the management of the club and stakeholders in the state to be united and be more prudent in managing its own generated revenues, so as to not to solely rely on state government subvention.

“The assembly also called on the state government to renovate Kano Pillars stadium in order to host matches and other tournaments.

“The house called on the state government to provide permanent offices and camp for the management of the club and also recruit experienced , competent and skillful players and coaches without compromising professionalism during recruitment.

 

The lawmakers after deliberations on the issue, adopted the report and called on the state government to look into the issue.

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Exclusive:Fresh Crisis Looms As Minister Submit Ten Year Football Master Plan Proposal To President Buhari

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Strong indications have emerged that the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare is hell bent on imposing the 10 years master plan recommendations  of an adhoc committee he set up months ago.

Last week Thursday, one of the most protracted NFF AGA took place in Lagos with incumbent NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick declaring he won’t run for another term in office .

In his recent interviews, Mr. Dare has admitted the NFF Congress is supreme in taking decisions as the congress is the legislative arm of the federation.

According to a key football stakeholder who doesn’t want his name in print said, the minister should have presented that proposal to the congress for delibration and approval during the recent AGA as that is the only legitimate and proper channel.

He further added that such plot  by the minister will amount to possible Fifa ban as the world football governing body will consider that as government interference.

The Minister has concluded all plans to submit the report to President Muhammadu Buhari by 10am tomorrow, 23rd August, 2022. It will be recalled that Mr. Sunday Dare toed the same path during Nigeria BasketBall Federation crisis which led to Federation of International Basketball, FIBA banning Nigeria from all International related competitions.

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