Al-Makura gives victorious Amazons N10m

Posted on Oct 26 2017 - 12:20pm by admin

Umar Muhammed, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor  Tanko Al-Makura on Wednesday  rewarded the  Nasarawa Amazons  with the sum  of N10m  for winning the 2017  Nigerian Women’s Premier  League Super 4 in Benin.

The governor, who announced the reward at a ceremony to honour the   state-owned side  at  Government House, Lafia, revealed that he had already approved  N38m  to take care of  the players’ signing-0n fees  for next  season.

He said,  “Let me make this special announcement on behalf of myself, the government and the entire citizens of Nasarawa State over what this wonderful queens  have done for the state. It is more than silver and gold. The pride is already embedded in the minds of all citizens of the  state.

“And the only way we can express it is to show something tangible. The smiles you have seen right from the day you won this cup, you we will continue to see  similes as you pass through the streets of the state.”

Al-Makura added, “It is for this reason that I said on behalf of Nasarawa State over the good thing you have done, the joy you have brought to the minds of the people of  the  state I will like to make a small gift to the players and the officials of a total amount of N10m.”

The governor urged the team to strive to win more titles for the state, saying the government would support them.

He pledged his administration’s  commitment to the development of  Sports in the state.

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