*YSFON says inter-schools meet aimed at discovering talents
A passionate appeal has been made to government at all levels to in the interest of development, eliminate bureaucracy in sports administration.
The appeal was made by the Patron of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Kaduna State Chapter, Engineer Musa Nimrod, while fielding questions from newsmen at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday, where he was to witness wrap-up of the second edition of YSFON Kaduna Inter Secondary Schools Athletics Competition.
He explained that such bureaucracy is preventing some potential world athletes from being discovered.
Engineer Nimrod who was recently elected President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), cited an example of the 2016 National Youth Games in Ilorin, where almost all the athletes that represented Kaduna State were picked from Faith Academy Kaduna, because public schools failed to participate at the competition from where representatives were selected.
“For instance, we were invited for beach volleyball qualifiers with only five days notice. Bureaucracy can prevent such from being possible if it were to be on government,” he stressed.
Nimrod, who is also the chairman of Kaduna State Volleyball Association, said he was impressed by the level of skills exhibited by the secondary school students that took part in the inter schools meet.
In a separate interview, Secretary of Kaduna YSFON, Malam Abdulrazak Usman said that the competition was geared towards discovering talents from the grassroots.
He said that no fewer than 17 secondary schools from the private, missionary and Federal Government took part.
According to him, the sports featured include track and field events.