Niger to construct $100m sports arena

The Niger State Government has disclosed that it will build the first-ever sports arena in the state worth $100 million.

The state governor, Mohammed Bago, said the sports arena which is to be built between Abuja and Suleija is part of his commitment to sports development in the state.

He made this known on Saturday when he received a delegation led by the President, Federation of Public Service Games, Mr. Aluko Amaebi, at his residence.

The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, revealed in a statement on the visit that Bago said the facility is part of his commitment to sports development by providing all requirements needed to boost the sector.

Ibrahim stated that the governor who unveiled the sporting kits for the 42nd Federal Civil Service games to be hosted by Niger State, described sports as “an important element in the well-being of people” and offered some of the sporting facilities at the Government House to be used for the games.

He expressed delight that civil servants who are referred to as the engine room of the nation’s economy have ventured into sports and promised to support them.

Amaebi, in his remarks, disclosed that the games to be hosted by Niger State comprise the entire Federal Public Service inclusive of all federal establishments in the 36 states of the Federation.

He commended the efforts of Bago towards sports development and stated that the role he played during his time in the National Assembly speaks volumes.

According to Ibrahim, no fewer than 10,000 delegates from the Federal, State and Local Government Civil Service will be participating in different sports from the 4th to the 14th of December, 2023, in Minna, the state capital.



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