Ruth Yarnap, Bauchi
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has reiterated his government’s commitment to ensure that the state contingent to the 2020 National Sports Festival slated for Edo State takes its rightful position in the competition.
The Governor Bala said this while receiving the Unity Torch for the 20th National Sports Festival at the Government House Bauchi.
Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr Ladan Salihu, he stated that the present administration is committed tos sports development.
The Governor said that his administration has renovated the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium by installing artificial austro turf that resulted in the returning of the state owned team, Wikki Tourists to its home ground after spending two good seasons away.
According to him, “I cannot imagine how Edo National Sports Festival will take place without Bauchi State. We will ensure that our contingent does not only participated but ends up with good outing” he said
In his speech, the Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Abubakar Sulaiman promised to give all the needed support to the State’s contingent, so as to excel.
The Speaker then promised that they will be in Edo to provide all the necessary support to the State athletes to make the state proud during the competition.
Also speaking, the state Director of sports, Alhaji Maikudi Maikasuwa accompanied by the North East Zonal coordinator, Mohammed Kabir Datti said that the Unity Torch is in Bauchi State to display the sign of peace and unity before going round other states in the region and the nation entirely.