By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Following the tragic demise of its chairman, late Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed Big, the Jigawa State Chapter of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), has announced plans to inaugurate Alhaji Ibrahim Babangida Umar Gantsa as his replacement.
This was disclosed to our correspondent in Kaduna at the weekend, by Jigawa YSFON Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Ringim.
He said that after careful observation and consultation within and outside the state, Jigawa YSFON settled for Gantsa based on his track record of youth empowerment and sports development.
“Alhaji Ibrahim Babangida Umar Gantsa is a sports loving individual who has tremendously contributed to sports development in Jigawa State.
“He has sponsored teams to various competitions in Jigawa State as well as the North West Zone,” he said.
It was gathered that the inauguration ceremony which is to.be performed by YSFON President, His Excellency, Nasiru Gawuna, who is also the Deputy Governor of Kano State will come up on a date to be later announced in September at Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.