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Saturday, 2 March 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari approves the Construction of 3,000-seater stadium

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday inaugurated the 3,000-seater Daura mini stadium constructed to boost sports development in the area. The minister said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to youth development through sports, and providing scholarship opportunities for the youth to pursue their education.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the stadium has a football pitch, basketball, tennis, Fives and badminton courts, among other facilities. Dalung said the stadium was upgraded by his ministry as part of its plan to take sports to the grassroots. According to him, sporting activities are not only about recreation but an avenue for job creation, international diplomacy and social integration. In his remarks, Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State lauded the minister for renovating the stadium, saying it demonstrated the Federal Government’s commitment to youth development.

The governor disclosed that his administration had invested in sports development as a deliberate policy to engage the youths and tackle restiveness. Masari advised the youths to strive to excel in their chosen careers and pledged government support where possible. He said the state government would maintain the facility and ensure its maximum utilisation. NAN reports that the stadium was formally handed over to the state government by the minister for utilisation and proper maintenance.

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