Member representing Kontagora constituency 1 in the Niger State house of assembly, Hon. Phalal Bako has donated over ₦1 million to youths in his constituency to support grassroots sports.
This was presented during the final of the inter-ward football competition he sponsored which held on Thursday 8th July, 2021 at the SANBEL stadium, Kontagora. 8wards participated in the competition.
In the final match, Arewa ward defeated Masuga ward with one goal to come first. This earned them the reward of ₦500,000.
Masuga Ward came second and got ₦300,000, Kudu ward came third and went home with ₦200,000. Also, Nura Fire from Central Ward got a motorcycle as the highest goal scorer with four goals.
The donation is to foster peace and unity in the constituency through sports development at the grassroots, discover talents and empower the youths.
Speaking during the finale, Bako said the competition he instituted will keep young people in his constituency busy and also sharpen their skills.
The final of the football competition was witnessed by a large crowd of sports enthusiasts and supporters. Dignitaries present are the chairmen of Chanchaga (ALGON chairman), Mashegu, Gurara, Agaie, Gbako, Katcha, Bosso, Munya, Lavun and Mokwa Local Government Areas.
Recall that Hon. Phalal earlier this year set up a National Identity Number enrollment centre to ease the process of NIN-SIM linkage charged participating youths to nurture their talent and stay away from trouble.
The centre located at Unguwan Jankidi, Kontagora will enable residents of the area to enroll and obtain their NIN with ease.