Some politicians and stakeholders in Nasarawa State have commended Mr Awayi Kuje, Senior Correspondent with the Nigeria News Agency , for organising a soccer tournament for youths in Nasarawa State.
They gave this commendation on Saturday in Wakama, at the commencement of the soccer competition organised for youths in the eight clans of Wakama ward, Nasarawa State.
Mrs. Mary Enwongulu, a former member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, said that the gesture by the NAN Correspondent deserved commendation considering the importance of sports to societal development.
Enwongulu, who is also the immediate past Commissioner of Commerce in the state, promised to support the competition in order to foster unity and peaceful co-existence among the youths.
Also speaking, Mr Jacob Kudu, the ADC candidate for the Nassarawa Eggon East state constituency in the 2019 election, restated his commitment to supporting the competition to the fullest.
Kudu, a philanthropist, said that sports promote unity and peaceful co-existence, hence the need for all to give kudos to the journalist for organising the programme.
Mr Francis Ewuga, Kudu’s PDP counterpart, equally expressed his happiness while urging the organiser to “keep the flag flying”.
Ewuga, who was represented by a PDP chieftain in the ward, Solomon Makka, assured Kuje of his support towards the success of the tournament.
Mr David Abuluya, the Proprietor of Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga, Nasarawa State said that sports promote unity and peaceful co-existence among the youths and other Nigerians, and urged all to support the tournament.
Abuluya, who was represented by Usman Ogah, the institution’s Deputy Registrar, said that the competition would enable the youths discover their hidden talents and also tackle restiveness among them.
Mr Bala Joshua, the Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Command, pledged to support the programme in order to promote unity and peace in the area and the state at large.
Joshua, who was represented by Akolo David, also said that the organiser deserved commendation due to the importance of peace to societal development.
Mr Monday Jatau, one of the officials in the opening match, said that the importance of unity and peace could not be overemphasised, hence the need for all to support the young man’s gesture.
Edited & Vetted By: Ephraims Sheyin