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Plateau group lauds Gov. Lalong over sports development




As Plateau United is one step closer to clinching a first ever Nigerian Premier League title following the defeat of Mountain of Fire Ministries Football club by 1-0  , a group Plateau Youths for change has hailed the state Governor Simon Lalong for boosting sports in Plateau  .
The group in a statement signed by Issac Kwalo the secretary of the group   said Lalong should be commended for his efforts at developing sports in the state  .
Gov Lalong  is determined to
promote sports in the state.
“Lalong is on a rescue
mission to rescue sports in
Plateau, “on assumption of
office, the support given by the
Rescue Administration raised
significantly the state performance
in sports and youth development
from its dismal status.
“ The results of this are the
participations of Plateau Athletes
in virtually all the sporting events
in and outside the country. These
participations won Plateau a total
of 143 medals, made up of 56 Gold,
37 Silver and 50 bronze in the
various sports. Similarly through
funding support, Plateau United
Football Club gained promotion to
the Nigeria Professional Premier
League in 2015, and is today
performing excellently in the
He said before now most
football clubs in Plateau were
performing poorly ,until the
Lalong administration came on
board and rescued the situation
by encouraging the team and
restructuring sports in Plateau, the
Simon Lalong led administration
has promised to provide the moral
and financial support to Plateau
United in ensuring that the team
emerge winners of this year’s
Nigeria Professional Football
League season .
“Governor Lalong is totally
committed to the continental
ambition of the team and had
promised that everything will be
done to ensure that their objective
is realised, .
The group  also said “Lalong has
also done well in promoting Golf
in the state ,You could recall that
recently golfers from several
countries recently visited Plateau
for a golfing tournament and this
promoted business in Plateau
,Lalong is also determined to
rebuild the abandoned Jos/ Zaria
road stadium,also recently Plateau
held a Marathon games which
attracted so many people to
Plateau ,also the state government
also hosted the Federal civil
service games in Jos last year

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