Sokoto govt to construct Olympic size stadium

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By Habibu Harisu

Sokoto – says it will construct an Olympic size stadium in the state capital to enhance in the area.

The , Aminu Tambuwal, disclosed this when he inspected the construction of Giginya Memorial Complex, Sokoto on Wednesday.

Tambuwal said the complex being constructed in preparation for the hosting of the Under-12 and Under-15 handball competitions will be a “masterpiece’.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to the provision of enabling for the promotion of sporting activities in the state.

According to him, the state government would not relent in its efforts of providing modern sports for men and in the state to display their talents.

The governor expressed satisfaction with the quality of the construction of sports courts and pavilions at the stadium.

He further directed the state Ministry of and Sports to make a modest submission for the provision of a complete track in the stadium to boost athletic competitions.

The contractor, Mr Danjuma Masu, said that handball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, lawn and para-soccer courts were being constructed in the complex.

Masu, who is the of Masallem Engineering Limited, said that the dressing room, referees changing room and gallery were also being provided.

He assured that adequate security have been put in place to secure the facility.

In his remark, the state Commissioner for and Sports , Alhaji Aminu Bala-Bodinga, said all the sprinklers in the stadium pitch that have been of for over 12 years now have been reactivated.