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Youth Games: Be Drug-free, Al-Makura Warns Nasarawa Athletes

Nasarawa To Train 1,000 Youths On Vocational Skills; Youth games
Posted: Sep 24, 2016 at 1:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Michael David.
LAFIA – Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura has warned athletes representing the state at the second national youth games in Ilorin to stay off drugs.
Governor Al-Makura told the state contingent to be drugs free during the competition and participate effectively in order to make the state one of the leading contingents.
About 35 athletes from Nasarawa state on Friday left Lafia, the state capital, for Ilorin to participate in the 2nd national youth games which kicked off today.
The athletes are being led by 18 technical officials and 12 accompanying staff, where the state would feature in 9 sports federation out of 10 enlisted for this year’s event.
The events which the state would participate include athletics, badminton, judo, karate, lawn tennis, table tennis, taekwondo, wrestling and roller skating.
Commissioner for sports and youth development, Ahmed Galadima, said the idea for national youth games emanated as a result of the continual poor performances of Nigeria’s contingents in international sports events, especially quadrennial Olympic game.
In another development, Al-makura said his administration will ensure that every citizen in the state had access to health care services in the state.
He made the promise while inspecting the newly constructed comprehensive health center in Gudi community of Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
The governor said the state government would equip the health centre with  state-of-the-art equipment that will mostly provide antenatal and postnatal care.
He said the policy was part of his campaign promises to the people.
Al-makura, who expressed satisfaction with the level of job, said the state government will commission  the centre by December.
He however point out that the Healthcentre will provide relief and succor to the people of the area who had to travel several kilometers before accessing health care services.