May 27, 2024

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SWAN honors Sardaunan Kano Senator Ibrahim Shekarau

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By Yusuf A. Yusuf

As the National full council meeting of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria opens in Kano tomorrow Thursday May 2 2024, eminent personalities have been penciled down for a special honour. These personalities will include Senator Ibrahm Shekarau Sardaunan Kano, who will bag SWAN dedicated Service Award.

Looking at the kind of support he gave to the sports sector during his tenure as Governor of Kano State, which made Kano Pillars FC the first team to win the Nigerian Premier League trophy and also for the first time to reach the semifinals of the African Champions League.

Even supporters of Kano Pillars could testify that, up to now, they have not received the kind of attention they enjoyed during the Shekarau administration.

Senator Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has developed sports activities from the grass roots, which serves as an avenue for talent hunt in every field of sports.

The Sardaunan Kano, Dr Ibrahim Shekarau, was the first governor in Nigeria to donate brand new cars to football players in appreciation of their performance.

It was during his tenure as Governor that the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kano State Chapter had their own brand new Humma Toyota Hiace Bus to enable them run the activities of the association smoothly.

During the Shekarau administration, sports experts were made to pilot sports affairs because of their experience, which facilitated honesty and trust. This made the former President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Dr Ibrahim Galadima, to lead the continental committee of Kano Pillars FC, in which the team reached the semifinal stage for the first time in history.

Due to their performance in the African Champion League, after defeating Al Ahly FC of Egypt. The Sai Masu Gida team was dubbed as Al Ahly killers”. Because of their resilience to defeat the team founded about 100 years.

To the credit of the former Kano Governor, Senator Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has a football team, called Shekarau Babes, which up to know he takes responsibility of the team.

Based on this support and achievements of the Senator in the field of sports, I am confident that SWAN has done the right thing by honoring the Distinguished Senator, former governor of Kano state, former Minister of Education and former Presidential candidate, the Sardaunan Kano Malam (Dr) Ibrahim Shekarau.
As the saying goes give honour to whom honour is deserved.

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