By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Pomp and funfare greeted the rally of the tour of the Unity Torch of the National Sports Festival Edo 2029 as it arrived Kaduna on Tuesday.
The carnival-like tour saw the rally take off from the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, through Junction Road, Ali Akilu Way, to the Murtala Square, where it was presented to the Commissioner of Sports Development, Professor Kabir Mato by the Zonal Coordinator, North West Zone, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Olusola Luke.
It featured brilliant displays from various sporting federations in the state, with the cycling federation stealing the show.
In an interview with newsmen, the Zonal Coordinator said that they are are happy with the colourful rally organised by the Kaduna State Government.
“It was a spectacular tour we got more than we asked for, we got the bid for next NSF and a colourful rally,” he said.
He said the torch signifies unity and brings people together.
“We have been able to publicise the NSF with the torch and people came out of their shops to cheer the rally,” he added.
On the next tour for the torch, he said it would go to all the North West states.
“From here the torch goes to Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto then Kebbi,” he said.,