The standing committee on youths, sport, and social development was established by the Kogi State House of Assembly on Monday.
Sunday Daku, the committee’s chairman and the representative for the Bassa State Constituency, declared during the inauguration event that the committee will tenaciously pursue its constitutional obligations to enhance sport in Kogi State.
The member pointed out that the committee is functioning in accordance with the Assembly’s duties as outlined in Section 4 Subsections 6-9 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution of 1999, as Amended.
However, Daku urged all parties to engage with the committee to promote a productive and efficient working environment for the sake of Kogi State’s overall growth.
As co-managers and development agents, we must cooperate and uphold the principles set forth in His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello’s New Direction Agenda for Kogi State. We must also avoid any inclinations that can obstruct the state’s growth.
Our goal is to completely revamp Kogi Sport. I retired as a director of sports, and the issue the sports community is currently experiencing is a shortage of technological know-how and people. You will find that there aren’t even 50 employees left if you return to the sports council today and head down to the Ministry of Youths and Sports.
Up until recently, this company employed up to 6000 people. Performers, superstars, students, and athletes from other cultures are all needed. If we travel the planet, we will see Kogites performing everywhere. This emphasises even more the fact that Kogi State residents have represented other States and Nations via their skills.
“We require a few of our personnel who work as coaches to return home. To engage the youth and promote complete grassroots development, we must establish student programming and school sports. The main goal of this group is to achieve that. We are certain that the sky is our limit thanks to God’s unique grace and the assistance we are receiving from Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, he said.
He urged bright Kogites living abroad to return home and establish Kogi State as the nation’s sports capital.
Idris Musa, the Kogi State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, had earlier stated that the ministry will remain open so that the committee could work efficiently.
He seized the opportunity to let the committee know how prepared the state was for the next National Youth Games in Delta.