Abuja - The Nasarawa State Government has
offered to sponsor the 2015 Alhaji Ahmadu Oga tournament, the state’s leading
Governor Umaru Tanko Al- Makura disclosed this in Lafia,
shortly after training with the state team at the weekend.
He said the sponsorship was not only to imbibe the
culture of sports among youths but also bring back the glory of Nasarawa State
in the game of basketball.
“I am glad to say that I will sponsor the forthcoming
tournament. We will continue to pay great attention to sports, by encouraging
and sponsoring local competition,” Al- Makura said.
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The governor commended the efforts of the organizers and
added that his administration would continue to support youth development
The Secretary of Nasarawa State Basketball Association,
Mallam Aminu, commended the governor for visiting the team and for accepting to
sponsor the forthcoming tournament.
He said the gesture would help make the event, which is
scheduled to hold before the end of the year, colorful.
Aminu also thanked the governor for giving
attention to youths and sports development.
- CAJ News