The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has on friday urged Nigeria youths to embrace sporting as it can be another source of income.
Speaking through his media aid, Mr Garba Shehu while receiving Organizers of the Muhammadu Buhari Cup Competition in Katsina, the president said the health benefits in sports should make it more attractive to both young and old.
“I want the younger generation of our population to take part in sports so as to keep away from mischief and lawlessness,”
Buhari commended organizers of the competition for maintaining unity among the youths in the Emirate, adding that by keeping the young people positively engaged, sporting activities also protect them from negative influences.
“Sports provide jobs opportunities. It is also a business from which you can earn respectable incomes,” he added.
Speaking during the visit, the Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee of the competition, Aliyu Bello told the President that before the introduction of various cup competitions, youths in the Emirate were contending with idleness, lawlessness and in some cases, drugs abuse.
He said revival of sporting events in the state by Alhaji Sani Abu had brought a decline in negative activities.