By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The best way to lift youth out of poverty is through sports, hence the Director of Sports (DoS), Kaduna State, Yakubu Ibrahim has been commended for sponsoring a football competition for youth in Makarfi Local Government Area.
Chairman Makarfi LGA Engineer Kabiru Mua’zu Mayere expressed this while speaking at the opening match of maiden edition of the Kaduna Director of Sports (DOS), Yakubu Ibrahim Peace and Unity Cup, played at the Makarfi Township Stadium on Saturday October 26, 2019.
“The best way to lift youth out of poverty is through sports.
“Sports reduces vices from the society. When youth engage in sports, they channel their energy into positive use.
“Director, you have not just helped only Makarfi LGA, but Kaduna State as a whole,” he said.
Represented by the Vice Chairman, Honourable Ahmed Algazarawi, he said that this was the first time the LGA was witnessing an event of this magnitude.
” Director, we pray God continues to bless you abundantly for thus noble gesture, which we are very excited about.
He congratulated both teams that participated at the opening ceremony, praising them for display of brilliant skills, while praying for a successful completion of the tournament.
Hosts, Makarfi United beat hard fighting Shanono Gubuchi 1-0 in a keenly contested opening match.