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NIGER ASSEMBLY INAUGURATES HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

NIGER ASSEMBLY INAUGURATES HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

In a bid to strengthen sports development in Niger State, the Niger State House of Assembly has taken a significant step by inaugurating a House Standing Committee specifically dedicated to promoting sports activities within the state.

This move comes as a result of the assembly’s recognition of the vital role that sports play in fostering unity, talent development, and overall socio-economic growth.

Lina TV House of Assembly correspondent Harajana Umar Ragada reports that the ceremony, took place at the State House of Assembly complex on Tuesday 12th September 2023.

The event was presided over by the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Barr. Abdulmalik Mohammed Sarkin Daji, who emphasized the importance of sports in driving socio-economic development and improving the lives of Niger State residents.

He also called on members of the committee to pay attention to sports as it is an investment but it is not given the desired attention. Therefore, Niger State miss out participating in sporting activities.

The Honourable commissioner for sports who was represented by the Special Adviser on Sports, Abdullahi A. Suleiman reiterated that the Ministry is open for synergy to make Niger State Number one in terms of sports development.

Members of the committee include Hon. Ndagi Zakari (Chairman), Hon. Muhd Garba Agwara (Vice Chairman), Hon. Umar Nasir Paiko (Member), Hon. Ahmad Yahaya Abubakar (Member), Hon. Isah Abdullahi (Member), Hon.Aliyu Shehi Wushishi (Member), and Comrade John Musa (Committee Clerk).

The committee Chairman Honorable Ndagi Zakari stated that their mandate includes conducting a comprehensive assessment of existing sports facilities, collaborating with relevant government agencies, and formulating strategies to attract investments in sports infrastructure, adding that they plan to organize frequent grassroots sporting events.

Harajana Umar Ragada,
12/09/2023.

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