The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has said that sports is a veritable tool Nigeria can explore in bringing an end to insurgency, banditry and other forms of insecurity bedeviling the country.
According to a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, he expressed this in his speech while declaring open a 3-day Workshop On Coaching Management, organised by his SSA Youth, Sports and Culture at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Thursday.
“To end the growing army of willing tools in the hands of bandits and insurgents, we need to put on our thinking caps.
“All available options must be explored, including the economic angle, which will put food on more tables of our citizens and youth,” Zailani said.
He said the workshop is another milestone achievement of the Malam Nasir el-Rufai-led present Kaduna State administration in job creation and empowerment of youth.
“I am highly delighted to be part of yet another historic moment.
“This is because sports besides ensuring that we remain healthy, is a huge income earner and has potentials of employing several youth,” he added.
Zailani said that when his SSA, Ekene Abubakar Adams came to him about the programme, he immediately approved it and gave him the go ahead in view of the impact it would have on the immediate society and NIgeria at large.
“This three-day workshop is one veritable tool that will not only train, but will serve as an avenue of training the trainer,” he said.
The Speaker therefore, urged all the participants to concentrate and learn all that the resource persons will be giving to them.
“I have full confidence on the resource persons, knowing that they are coming all the way from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) and the certificates the participants will be issued will be accepted anywhere in the world,” he added.