Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has described Sports as veritable tool and major factor that enhances national unity and cohesion.
Governor Sani-Bello stated this at the kick-off of the first All Progressives Congress (APC) National Unity Cup Football competition holding at the old parade ground, Abuja. according to Jibrin Baba Ndace, Chief Press Secretary .
The Governor said sporting activities apart from bringing people together from deferent religious or economic background , it also improve on the mental ability as well as creating job opportunity for the youths.
He explained that these are some of the major reasons why his administration is also paying attention to sport.
Governor Sani-Bello noted that performance of sports in Niger state can be rated above average.
Earlier APC National Youth Leader, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo said the event is first of its kind for a Political party to organize football competition .
He said the essence of organizing the competition among other things are to bring about unity and also fish out talents among the Youths Hon Jalo stressed that today sport takes the lead in terms of revenue generation .
In a goodwill Message , Minister of Federal capital territory , Mohammed Musa Bello who was represented at the occasion said the occasion will provide the Youth the opportunity to contribute their quota to nation building.