Each of Kano Pillars’ 28 players got a car.
Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State on Tuesday gave a car to each of the 28 players of the Kano Pillars Football Club.
The governor also gave cash gifts of N500, 000 each to 13 other players for their “wonderful performance” in the Nigeria Premier League in 2012 season.
Each official of the club received cash gift of N750, 000.
In a speech at a ceremony to honour the players, the governor donated N500, 000 each to the 15 amateur football clubs in the state to boost their participation in football competitions.
Mr. Kwankwaso said the honour done to the players was another milestone towards the development of sporting activities in the state”.
He promised that the government would continue to encourage and empower youths to enable them to become self reliant.
“We shall also continue to give them opportunities to participate in sporting activities with a view to taking sports as a professional career,’’ he said.
The Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, commended the government for its effort on sports development in the state.
The minister, represented by Gregory Oyegun, a director in the ministry, said the ministry would support the state to boost sports.
Players from seven other clubs also benefitted from the largesse as each of them went home with N150, 000.
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