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Years after, Bauchi Govt committed to revive sports festivals


The Bauchi State Government has commenced a three day refresher course for local government sports officers, coaches, referees and organizing secretaries to revive sports festivals 42 years after in the state.

Mr Mohammed Salis, Commissioner for youth and sports development in the state stated this at the Inauguration of three day refresher course for stakeholders on Sunday in Bauchi

He said the state is known for its vibrant cultural heritage and natural beauty and also harbors a deep-rooted passion for sports.

However, to elevate sporting activities to new heights and foster continuous improvement among athletes and coaches alike,

The implementation of refresher courses stands as a pivotal strategy and explores the potential benefits and implications of such courses on the sporting landscape of the state.

Represented, By Alhaji Nasiru Usman, overseeing Permanent Secretary of the Ministry explained that refresher courses offer athletes and coaches opportunities to refine their skills and techniques.

“Athletes can improve their performance through updated training methods, while coaches can learn new strategies for effective team management and development,” he said.

In a remark, Mr Ibrahim Kashim, Secretary, to the State Government (SSG) represented by Mr Hashimu Kumbala Adviser Political to Gov Bala Mohammed commended the effort of sports stakeholders for their efforts to revive sports festivals in the state.

He said the State sports festival transcends its role as a mere athletic competition. It serves as a powerful mechanism for talent discovery, social enrichment, and unity-building within the community.

“By harnessing the spirit of sportsmanship and cultural celebration, the state not only cultivates future athletes but also strengthens its social fabric, paving the way for a more interconnected and prosperous future.

“The State Government’s continuous support and expansion of sports festivals exemplifies the transformative impact of sports on society, making significant strides towards a more inclusive and harmonious community,” he said.

On his part, Mr Usman Danbala, Director State Sport Council noted that for 42 years a sports festival was not organized in the state.

“As we put in efforts to revive the trend, conducting refresher courses to stakeholders is paramount.

“In sports, staying updated with the latest trends, rules, and technologies is crucial.

“Refresher courses provide participants with current information and insights that can significantly enhance their understanding and application of the sport,” Danbala said.

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