Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said, sports remained one of the most cherished national unified in the contemporary Nigeria of today.
Tambuwal who insisted that, Nigerians of all status come together in solidarity anytime our national team is playing against opponents, advised that, Nigerians should please replicate same spirit of unity I. every facet of human endeavour.
“Sports remained a national unifier. Nigerians of all status come together to support our teams despite religious, ethnic or any other differences. Sowed should continue to imbibe that neutrality to help build a nation where everybody is loved”.
Speaking when he received Super Eagles player, Abdullahi Shehu in the Sokoto Government House after returning from Russia 2018 World Cup finals, Tambuwal admonished youths to embrace sports instead of thuggery.
Tambuwal divulged that, Abdullahi Shehu is now a toast of many in the football circle, remained an illustrious son of Sokoto state and they are very proud of him as the first from the state to have reached that peak.
The governor noted that, Abdullahi Shehu’s elevation to become a Super Eagles player was purely based on merit hence nobody influenced it.
In appreciation of how Shehu has made the state proud, Tambuwal therefore donated 4-bedroom flat and an Hajj seat to the Sokoto born Super Eagles player.
While admonishing Sokoto youths to embrace profitable ventures such as education and sports instead of thuggery, Tambuwal only tarnished the image of those involved rather than adding up any prestige.
“Area Boyism has no benefit. Ask those that are encouraging you to get involved in area boyism to first of all bring their children to take the lead” Tambuwal advised sokoto youths.
Speaking on his part, Abdullahi Shehu said he remained grateful to everybody in Sokoto state hence they were all praying for him while Russia.
While promising to remain a good ambassador of the state at any point in his chosen carrier, Shehu promised to build a befitting Sports Complex for the state as part of his legacy contribution to sports development in the state.
Shehu further divulged that, he will be bringing a few of the Super Eagles players like, Ahmed Musa, Onazi Ogenyi amongst others to the state to help encourage and cheer sports lovers, especially the youths very soon.
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