Abubakar commissions Dutse Township Stadium




Against the back drop of insinuation that Jigawa state government under governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has neglected  sports,  the governor has proved his book makers wrong, as he commissioned modern Dutse Township stadium

The stadium was constructed at the cost of N.1bn to justify his administration’s intent to boost sports in the state.

Speaking while commissioning the edifice, the governor disclosed that his predecessor  Alhaji Sule Lamido has awarded the  contract for the building of the  Stadium  on  25th day of June , 2012 at the initial cost of N351.883milion and the work has reached  about 60 percent ,when he took over the mantle of leadership of the state ,the contract was reviewed up ward due to additional projects  to the tune of N.1bn which according to him was completed.

He said the stadium consists, of basketball, volley ball, handball

Badminton, Lawn tennis  and table tennis  courts , foot ball pitch adding that it has  25,000  capacity.

The governor who was represented by the secretary to the state government Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini  expressed optimism that the stadium will serve  as the vehicle for job creation and improving health status of its users as well as boosting the economy of the state.

Earlier in his speech, the state commissioner for Information ,Youth, Sports and Culture Alhaji Bala Ibrahim Mamser stated that  the present government has completed the  VIP, popular stands,  erected doors, plants and nursed the pitch grass,  as well as supplied giant stand by generator

  The Commissioner explained further  that the state government will expand the stadium  to the international standard, that will reach 50,000  capacity  where by even international foot ballmatches  can be played in the it.

Mamser pointed out that the state government has recruited  a new technical adviser  and new players for the Jigawa  Golden Stars Fc in order for the team to gain promotion to the elite league.

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