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Coaches of NIS Train Adamawa and Others

Apr 18, 2024 | Sports | 0 comments

The National Institute for Sports, in collaboration with the Adamawa State government, is hosting a five-day training workshop to enhance the skills of coaches, sports administrators, games masters, and physical and health educator teachers in the state.

The workshop, which kicked off on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, was inaugurated by the executive governor of Adamawa State, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. Representing the governor, Deputy Governor Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta officially opened the proceedings, which saw a turnout of over 200 participants from across the state.

During the opening ceremony, Professor Farauta expressed optimism about the training’s impact, envisioning its contribution to producing top-tier athletes from Adamawa State. He emphasised the government’s commitment to leveraging sports as a tool for combating social vices and fostering grassroots sports development, particularly with the Governor’s Cup on the horizon.

Acknowledging the significance of the event, Professor Olawale Moronkola, Director-General of the National Institute for Sports, underscored the multifaceted benefits of sports, highlighting its role in promoting unity, diplomacy, skill development, and addressing societal challenges like youth restiveness and public health.

Professor Moronkola also commended the collaborative effort between the institute and the Adamawa State government, emphasising the shared goal of enhancing service delivery and empowering youth through sports. He encouraged all participants to seize the opportunity to improve their skills and contribute positively to sports development in the state.

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