… As Kano State Govt reiterates commitment to tackle environmental challenges***
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has charged the management and players of 3SC to brace up for the matches ahead to secure promotion for the club into the elite NPFL cadre.
A statement signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, and issued to newsmen on Tuesday, in Ibadan, quoted the governor as saying this, while promising that his administration would do everything possible to support the team.
The newsmen report that 3SC on Tuesday defeated Bendel Insurance FC of Benin 2-1 in the NNL Super -8 play-offs in Enugu, to kick-start their NPFL promotion bid.
The governor hailed the 3SC players and charged them to go for glory, by reclaiming the former height attained by the club in the country.
“I commend the management and players of the team for justifying the passionate belief and confidence that we have in them. This victory is well-deserved, as it showed the determination of our boys to bring back the glory days of the club.
“It will be remarkable and eventful if the boys can bring back the glory days by securing promotion at a period that our government has just remodelled their grounds – the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, to a world class facility,” Makinde stated.
Newsmen report that 3Sc is billed to face Remo Stars FC in their next encounter on Thursday, day two of the play-offs.
In another development, the Kano Government is committed to finding lasting solution to environmental challenges by adopting best land management practices in the state.
The Commissioner for Environment Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, made this known while receiving members of the Environmental Management Association of Nigeria (EMAN), Kano- Jigawa branch who paid him a visit.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Sunusi Abdullahi, in Kano on Wednesday.
”The state government exhibited this commitment in embarking on projects that have direct bearing to the transformation of the state and improve climate condition such as construction, clearance of drainage systems, evacuation of refuse, planting of two million seedlings in 2020.
“The State Government also forwarded a proposed pollution control, forestry bills and transformation of NEWMAP project to an agency among others to the State Assembly for ascertaining”, he said in the statement.
Ibrahim-Getso said that the State Government is planning to plant another one million seedlings, in its effort to address the challenges of climate change.
He promised to continue working with environment experts in order to check environmental degradation.
The commissioner commended EMAN for choosing Kano to for their annual conference.
Earlier, the Chairman of EMAN, Kano- Jigawa branch, Dr Luka-Fito Buba, said members of the association were in Kano for their annual conference which opens on Wednesday.