We Are 100% Ready To Participate In NSF, El-Rufai Says As Unity Torch Journeys Through Kaduna

    Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai (second left), his deputy, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex (second right) and the Kaduna State Commissioner of Youth Sports and Culture, Honourable Daniel Danauta with the NSF Unity Torch at the SirKashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna on Wednesday October 31, 2018. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS
    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Kaduna State Government supports the National Sports Festival 100 per cent and will completely participate in the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF).

    Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai: expressed this when he received the NSF Torch in Kaduna on Wednesday.

    “We are fully supporting the senior National Sports Festival and will fully be participating. We are happy the Festival Torch arrived here safely and we are praying it gets to its next destination peacefully,” he said.

    Chairman Kaduna State House of Assembly Committee on Sports, Honourable Ahmed Mohammed said that his expectations of Kaduna at the NSF is very high.
    “Our expectations are very high because we gave a committed Governor, willing to give moral and financial support
    Fielding questions from newsmen, the Commissioner of Youth Sports and Culture, Honourable Daniel Danauta said that Kaduna State than ever before is ready to participate at the NSF and as usual, assure the government and people of Kaduna State and the athletes that we have been blessed with of our readiness to excel.
    Zonal Coordinator, North West, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Olusola Luke said that they zone is fully prepared for the NSF.
    “Everyone is prepared and are ready to present their teams,” he said.
    The Festival Torch, departed the Ahmadu Bello Stadium at about 10:30am on Wednesday October 31, and was carried across Kaduna major roads, enroute the Kaduna State Government House where it was received by Governor Nasir el-Rufai.
    Top Kaduna based veteran and elite athletes, led by multiple medals winning Yohanna Waziri ran with the lit torch, accompanied by fanfare and pageantry.


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