By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday has assured that the Sports Minister Intersecondary School Cup which his ministry is planning will soon kick off.
He gave the assurance while speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the Engineer Musa Nimrod North West U-17 Beach Volleyball Competition which ended at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday.
Represented by the Director Grassroots Sports Development of the ministry, Dr. Are Ademola Are, he explained that schools from all the zones in the country would feature.
“The Minister has assured that we will commence Ministers Cup soon and Kaduna will feature in the opening match billed for Lagos where they will play Igbobi College,” he said.
On the Nimrod U-17 Beach Volleyball competition, he described it as very impressive.
“The competition is impressive because the minister has been preaching that we should go back to grassroots sports development,” he said.
He commended the NVBF President for being consistent in sponsorship of sporting events in North West and NIgeria.
Speaking further, he said that the North West is the most vibrant zone in Nigeria.
“To me, Kaduna is a mini Nigeria. We have strings of talents in Kaduna State,” he said.
On behalf of the Minister, he thanked all for attending the Beach Volleyball final, while calling on them to keep supporting youth activities that will keep them off vices.