In his quest to fight youth restiveness , drug abuse and unemployment in the State, Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly ,Rt. Hon. Yusuf Zailani has Inaugurated members of sport committee saddled with responsibilities of mobilizing youth , coaching and organizing various sporting activities across the 23 Local Government Areas .
While inaugurating the 13-member committee ,chaired by Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Abdullahi ,Speaker Zailani , represented by his Special assistant Human resources and Social Development , Hajiya Hadijah Ibrahim Arab disclosed that 25 million had been set aside for teams and participants in various field and track events to feature in the competition scheduled to begin in three days .
She reiterated commitments of Hon Zailani to partner with state government and other critical stakeholders to checkmate rising insecurity through sports , vocations and youth empowerment , which according to her would go a long way in making positive impacts on youth in the state.
SSA to the speaker on Youth , Sport and Culture , Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adam said the motive for initiating the grassroots sports was to develop youth from amateurs to professionals who would earn a living through sports and give back to the society.
Ekene further announced that the sporting events would commence this week with three local govt areas as pilot contingents of the project , promising to make it effective and consistent until overall objectives of the program were achieved .
Earlier , Chairman of the committee , Dr Ahmed Yusuf , while commending the speaker for creating an avenue for youth development , pledged to be thorough in his assignment and ensure goals and objectives of the program were achieved within a short period of time.