Adamawa to invest in sports for poverty eradication

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Yakubu Busari,Jos


The Adamawa state coordinator of Poverty Eradication Programme, Mr Tanko Ayuba Audu, has reiterated the state government’s determination and willingness to invest more in polo game to encourage youths’ participation in the sports.

Ayuba disclosed this in an interview at Jos Polo 2016 Annual Game, in memory of founding fathers of  polo in Nigeria.

He said government across the 36 states have contributed positively to the growth and development of sports in Nigeria, as panacea to peace building.

Audu assured of government’s readiness to give priority attention towards promoting grassroots sports, and empowerment of youths to end irresponsible living.

The coordinator said that he was very impressed with the number of supporters club that turned out to witness the Adamawa state polo team; which shows that the youths are embracing sports.

Audu prayed almighty God to continue to sustain the tempo of the existing peace in the country, especially the north east were crisis had paralyzed business activities, and peace is gradually returning to the communities.

He pointed out that  since polo game  has brought together warring factions to watch and enjoy entertainment,  it  is a clear indication that people are prepared to live together in harmony.

According to him, many sports lovers across the globe travelled from far and near to witness this year’s game of polo, which promotes oneness.

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