Kano to reposition sports, sets up committee

Kano state Executive Council has set up a committee to produce complete sports policy so the state can reclaim its top position  in the country’s sport sector.

The committee, chaired by the deputy governor, Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, would also work towards ensuring a good working relationship between the state ministry of sports, state Sports Commission and the Office of the Special Adviser on Sports.

In a statement by the state commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, other terms of reference for the committee will be to prioritize the content and direction of sports in the state, reinvigorate the state sports academy, Karfi in Garun Malam local government as well as search for ways of making sports a viable Internally Generated Revenue earner.

He said the committee has also been charged with the responsibility to assist in designing a strategy for private sector funding for sports in the state, irrespective of the budgetary allocation for the sports sector.

Malam Garba pointed out that the committee would also work with the state ministry of education in identifying talented youth who would be groomed for better prospects in the sporting arena within and outside the country.

The committee has the commissioners for Information and youth and sports, chairman Sports Commission, Special Adviser to the Governor on Sports and the chairman, Kano Pillars Football Club as members.


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