To support grasroots sports, Member representing Kontagora constituency 1 in the Niger State house of assembly, Hon. Phalal Bako has donated over ₦1 million to youths in his constituency.
This was presented during the final of the inter-ward football competition he sponsored which was held on Thursday 8th July, 2021 at the SANBEL stadium, Kontagora. 8wards participated in the competition. In the final match, Arewa ward defeated Masuga ward with one goal to come first. This earned them the reward of ₦500,000,
Masuga Ward came second and got ₦300,000, Kudu ward came third and went home with ₦200,000. Also, Nura Fire from Central Ward got a motorcycle as the highest goal scorer with four goals.
The donation is to foster peace and unity in the constituency through sports development at the grassroots, discover talents and empower the youths.
Meanwhile, speaking during the finale, Bako said the competition he instituted will keep young people in his constituency busy and also sharpen their skills.
Hon Phalal who weeks ago set up a National Indentity Number enrollment centre to ease the process of NIN-SIM linkage charged participating youths to nurture their talent and stay away from trouble.
The final of the football competition was witnessed by a large crowd of sports enthusiasts and supporters. Dignitaries present are the chairmen of Chanchaga (ALGON chairman), Mashegu, Gurara, Agaie, Gbako, Katcha, Bosso, Munya, Lavun and Mokwa Local Government Areas.
Also present were
Zonal Chairman, Aminu Bobi, the Niger state Commissioner Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs, Niger state house of assembly
Deputy speaker , House Members representing Mashegu and member representing Magama constituencies. Others are, Secretary of Mashegu Local Government, Bello Sharif of the national youth council of Nigeria.
( NYCN ) and Councillors from across the 13 wards of Kontagora Local government and Party Executives were also present.