*says he wants nothing short of 12 medals
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has urged athletes billed to participate at the National Youth Games in Ilorin to be good ambassadors of the state, while blessing them to go and conquer.
El-Rufai made the call while addressing the state’s contingent on Friday in Kaduna.
Represented by the Chairman House Committee of Sports, Yakubu Bitiyong said athletes should behave well and be of good conduct during the competition.
“ I urge all of you to be of good conduct during the competition and be good ambassadors of the state.
He wished the athletes safety in all the games they are participating.
“I am aware you are participating in 12 games and with these, we are expecting 12 medals from all the associations.
He urged them to remain focused and work hard during the competition.
“At your age I urged you to remain focused on what is taking you there and plan for a good future in your life.
“Discipline should be your watch word and make sure you win by not cheating because you are full of energy and ideas.
Also speaking the Commissioner of Sport, Daniel Danauta urged the athletes to conquer and return with exploits.
“I will be waiting to receive you triumphantly with medals. I want you to return with nothing less than 12 medals.