As part of the success story of the present administration in sports sub sector, Niger State Honourable Commissioner of Sports Development, Honourable Duza Babur, disclosed that team game is a cardinal priority in Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s administration.
The Commissioner made this known during a courtesy call by Grand Patron and patrons of the Niger State Handball Association led by Alhaji Garba Attahiru Madami.
Honourable Duza Babur reaffirmed that the Governor’s Restoration agenda in sports development is yielding result; he further stated that the quality style and zeal of the grand patron and patrons of the handball association is a success oriented.
The commissioner however described Handball as the best team game that the state athletes had excelled and represented the country in the international arena.
Honourable Duza said handball had grown into a pinnacle of success for Niger state, he stressed that the sports Ministry will seat and look into the patron’s submission in order to sustain the achievement made in handball.
The commissioner said the Sports management will go into the drawing board of addressing challenges confronting handball.
Honourable Duza Babur finally confirmed to the delegation that the government is fixing the Bahago Sports Center as part of the upgrade in sports facilities in the state.
Similarly, the Director of Sports, Niger State Ministry of Sports Development, Alhaji Baba Sheshi, thanked the Grand Patron and Patrons for the tremendous support they have shown over the years.
He stated the the Ministry’s door are open for input and correction towards the development of sports in the state, Alhaji Baba Sheshi said sports is an objective sector in respective of ethnic background and not a subjective area.
While the Director of Administration, Ministry of Sports Development stressed Handball as a stepping stone in touching the lives of Niger State Athletes.
Meanwhile, the Grand Patron, Niger State Handball Association, Alhaji Garba Attahiru Madami called on the Ministry to improve on the synthetic Handball court at the Emir Palace Handball field, he also requested for the construction of indoor hall for National and international competition.
Alhaji Madami highlighted that hosting the under 18 – 21 handball championship will not be feasible in August but suggested November as ideal date, he urged the Ministry to recruit and replace age players in handball and charged the Honourable commissioner to facilitate the delegation courtesy call to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at a convenient time.