By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Athetics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Presidential aspirant, Ahmed Ahidjo Isa Kaita on Tuesday, donated assorted athletics Kits to North West States.
He made the donation at the Second Quarter Federal Ministry of Sports Development Stakeholders meeting, held at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
Items donated included team jerseys, relay batons and other items.
Responding on behalf of the Directors of Sports from the zone, Chairman of the forum, Nalado Iro Kankia who is the Director of Sports Katsina State, thanked Kaita for the gesture.
“We are grateful for this donation and all the numerous contributions you have been giving to sports development in the zone.
“We believe you are the best candidate for the position and would give you unflinching support,” he added.
In an interview with newsmen after the presentation, Kaita said that his chances of winning the election are very bright.
“The ministry has given a level playing ground. We have reached out to stakeholders and response we are getting is favourable.
“I am comfortable with other contestants from the South participating, anyone Nigerians feel is the best candidate would emerge,” he said.
Speaking further, he praised the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare for his efforts at revamping sports in the country.
“We have a minister that has listening ears of all stakeholders and came up with credible solution after listening to all parties by resolving the crisis in AFN,” he added.
He assured that if he wins, he would embark on massive development of athletics at the grassroots, targeting talent hunt from secondary schools.
It would be recalled that while growing up, Kaita participated in several athletics event like relays, track events where he gathered experience.
He is also a board member of the AFN.