Dan­a­gogo tasked on grass­roots sports de­vel­op­ment

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

New Sports Min­is­ter, Dr Ta­muno Dan­a­gogo has been charged to fo­cus more on the de­vel­op­ment of sports at the grass­roots level, which re­mains the bedrock for sus­tain­able sports de­vel­op­ment.

Pres­i­dent of the NSSF, Mal­lam Ibrahim Mo­hammed said Bo­laji Ab­dul­lahi, while giv­ing the charge yes­ter­day, also com­mended for­mer sports min­is­ter Bo­laji Ab­dul­lahi for cre­at­ing the en­abling en­vi­ron­ment for grass­roots sports to thrive in the coun­try.

“I want to con­grat­u­late the new Min­is­ter of Sports Dr. Ta­muno Dan­a­gogo and wish him well in his new ap­point­ment. I also want to com­mend the ef­forts of the for­mer min­is­ter Bo­laji Ab­dul­lahi in the area of grass­roots sports de­vel­op­ment through school sports pro­mo­tion and de­vel­op­ment.

“Dur­ing Ab­dul­lahi, school sports was rec­og­nized and given its right­ful place in the de­vel­op­ment of sports. I would like to en­cour­age the new sports min­is­ter to fol­low suit and do even bet­ter be­cause the gen­er­al­ity of the na­tion’s chil­dren are look­ing up to him for the de­vel­op­ment of sports es­pe­cially from sec­ondary schools.

“If he em­braces school sports which is the global fo­cus now, his ten­ure will record suc­cesses be­cause the foun­da­tion to the elim­i­na­tion of age cheats and proper scout­ing, dis­cov­ery and de­vel­op­ment would have been set,” he said.

He re­vealed that the next Na­tional School Sports Fes­ti­val is slated for Makurdi, the Benue State cap­i­tal later this year.

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