By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reaffirmed the importance of promoting sports activities in the country to foster national integration and peaceful coexistence.
Governor Bello made the remark in Abuja when he received some ex- super Eagle players led by Austin Eguavoen who presented him an Award of Excellence to humanity and sports development.
Governor Bello who described Nigeria as a heterogeneous society with different religious, political, and cultural background said nothing unites the people than football.
He expressed believe that the country will bounce back to achieve greater heights when citizens reflect on the commitment’s, patriotic, sacrifice and dedication of the ex-supper eagle legends especially in their excellent performance during USA 94, Atlanta 96 tournaments.
The Kogi state Governor, also emphasised the need for governments at all levels to pay more attention to youth and sports, even as he appealed to the youths to add more value to nation’s building in showcasing their talents.
Presenting the award to the Governor Bello the leader of the deligation who was the former Nigerian super eagle striker Austin Eguavoen applauded him for his developmental stride in all sector of the economy in kogi state.
Eguavoen Maintain that Ex internationale Nigerian footballers has resolved to work closely with the kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello to achieve a more greater heights in politics as he deserves more support from the people of the state and Nigerians at Large.
Among the deligations to include, Austin JJ Okocha, Tijani Babangida, Garba Lawal, Taribo West, Victor Agali and Ifeanyi Udeze.