Insecurity: Nigeria Pillar of sports takes ‘Engage the youths with Sports’ campaign to Etsu Nupe

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Nigeria Pillar of sports Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike on Sunday took his National message to curb insecurity campaign in Nigeria through sports to the palace of his royal highness the Etsu Nupe Alh. Dr. Yahaya Abubakar (CFR) in Bida Niger state.

Chief Ejidike who was on a courtesy visit to the Etsu Nupe said traditional rulers have a crucial role to play in arresting the rate of security challenges in the country.

He called on the Etsu Nupe to partner with the office of the Nigeria Pillar of sports to use sporting activities to engage the youths meaningfully.

The Nigeria Pillar of sports commended the traditional ruler for his leadership qualities in governing the entire Nupe kingdom and assured him of maximum cooperation from his office to boost sports development in his domain.

In his response, the Etsu Nupe who doubles as the Chairman of the Niger state council of traditional rulers commended the Nigeria Pillar of sports for his role in sports development across the country stressing that government alone cannot develop youths and sports without the cooperation of individuals and corporate bodies.

He said the Bida Emirate council would collaborate with the office of the Nigeria Pillar of sports to explore ways of positive engagement of the youths to curb insecurity and illicit behaviors amongst them.

Highlights of the visit included the presentation of souvenirs by the office of the Nigeria Pillar of sports as well as royal blessings, prayers and traditional gifts from the Etsu Nupe to the visitors.

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