By Our Reporter Nasarawa state governor elect, Engr Abdullahi Sule has promised to invest heavily on youth development as way of improving the fortunes of Nasarawa state to compete favourable with states of the federation. Engr Sule who served as special guest of honour at the Nasarawa United home match against Kano Pillars held at the Lafia city stadium maintained that it was only through investment in our youth that peace and unity could be sustained. While admonishing youth to always be the vanguard for sustainance of peace, the governor – elect thanked the management Nasarawa United for the good work they being doing in positioning the club and promised that his administration will use football and sports as platform to reach out to the youths of Nasarawa state.
Engr Sule promised to empower any youth willing to contribute his or her quota to the development of the state, with the needed tools to succeed in choosing carrier and described sports as the most single unifying factor that brings men and women of different tribes, culture and religion together. “We are aware of the role our sports men and women play in Nation building and we will do all we can to leverage on these potentials in sports, especially football to further unite the different tribes and cultures in this state” Engr Sule further noted.
He further added that Nasarawa youths are among the most peaceful in Nigeria, stressing that the intention of government is to keep them ( youth )meaningfully engaged so that they can concentrate their energies in building a stronger and better Nasarawa state
Engr Sule also commended the players of Nasarawa United for always making the state proud and urged them to remain resolute in the struggle to make Nasarawa united a big brand not only in Africa but in the world.
In response, Barrister Isaac Danladi who is the chairman of the club thanked the governor elect for honouring their invitation at short notice and promised that his board will not relent in its effort to make Nasarawa united one of the top three football clubs in Nigeria.