Taraba Commissioner for Science moves to sustain unity, organizes football competition
Jethro Yerga, Jalingo
The Taraba State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon Muslim Usman Aruwan has been making Frantic efforts towards sustaining the peaceful coexistence of the people of Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
As part of the efforts, the Honerable Commissioner has organized a Football Competion, Code named “Peace and Unity Cup 2023″ which was played between various football clubs across the 10 council wards of the Local Government.
The exciting exercise which climaxed at Mutum Biyu, the administrative headquarters of the Local Government, featured a final match between FC Ademola And FC Young Stars at GDSS Mutum Biyu Football Field.
The keenly competed final match, which ended in penalty shoot out, yielded a total of 4 goals for FC Young Stars, the winning team, while FC Ademola ended up with only 3 goals to emerged second position.
Adressing throng of people that turned up to witness the epoc making event, the Taraba State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon. Muslim Usman Aruwan said the idea of the competition was conceived to unite the people, identify talented persons amongst the youth and to also engaged youths meaningfully in order to actualized the Moving Forward Agenda of His Excellency Dr Agbu Kefas’ administration.
The Commissioner advised youths in the Area to maintain decorum and acceptable behaviour as Governor Agbu led administration continues to work fervently for the development of the council in particular and Taraba State in general
“Let me put on record that this competition was not made to be a do or die affair but an avenue for unity, tolerance and harmonious coexistence. As a result of this, let me say again with a loud voice that there is no winner or loser in today’s competition.
“This is because we are all brothers and must see ourselves as one and not divided by mere sport”. The Hon Commissioner emphasized.
Meanwhile, prizes and honour were giving to the deserving actors at the competion whith FC Young Stars, receiving the trophy as the overall winners of the competition.
The final match brought together plethora of personalites including the Chairman FA Taraba State Hon.Timothy Heman, the PDP Flag Bearer for the 2023 Gassol LGA chairmanship position, Hon. Abubakar Sadiq Usman and his Vice, Hon. Patience Garba. There were also young men, young girls, old men and women among many other personalities of different strata of the Local Government and beyond who voluntarily join to be part of the history making event.