Sports Development

Sports Development is yet another area where the present Administration since inception under the able leadership of Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Mutawallen Sakkwato has given concern and emphasis so as to nurture and develop the sporting activities in the state so as to compete with other teams nationally and internationally.

For this, the following programs and activities were carried out in the sports during the period under review: –

  • Under 17 National Zonal Volleyball Competition held from 26th -29th Nov., 2015 at the cost of N650,000.00 boys took 2nd position whilst girls took 3rd position.
  • North west U-19 zonal volleyball competition held at the cost of N580,000.00 girls took 1st position and boys 4th position.
  • North west U-17 zonal handball tournament held from 25th -28th February 2016 at the cost of N699,800 where boys took 1st position.
  • State challenge cup final cost N590,000.00 for Sokoto united football club which took 1st position.
  • Sports association in the state attended seminar and workshop at the cost of N230,000.00
  • Four (4) handball players represented Nigeria at the last all African games and nations cup final in Egypt at the cost of #180,000.00

And, now the State Football Team Sokoto United Football Club has been improved by the state government with adequate funding which enables the team bring to the state a proud!

In addition to aforementioned, the State Government had graciously paid the monthly allowances to members of NYSC serving in the state, 85% serving under ministry of education, science and technical and most of the higher education 29 March, 2019.

Below expenditure payment was successfully paid:

N233, 273,000.00

Renovation of NYSC orientation camp at the costs N13, 000,000.00

Payment of State Team Sokoto United Football Club at the cost of N44, 750,000.00