The Kano State Sports Commission has concluded arrangements to organize the maiden edition of the Kano State Military and Paramilitary Games.
According to a Press Release made available by the Public Relations Officer of the Commission Abbati S. Abba and signed by the Director of Sports (Technical) Bashari Ahmed Maizare, it stated that the event will run from 31st July to 14th August 2021 in the State.
The statement further noted that 17 games will be competed in and they are Athletics, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, Chess and Boxing.
Others are Judo, Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Wushu Kungfu, Wrestling and Weight lifting.
The statement further noted that “All the events will be contested in male and female categories except Football and Rugby where only the male category will be played”.
In view of the foregoing, the Kano State Sports Commission had extended invitations to 12 Federal and 5 State formations in the State.
The Federal formations are: Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Customs, Nigerian Immigration Correctional Services (Prisons), Federal Roads Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigeria Police (State Command), Nigeria Police (Zone 1), EFCC, DSS and Federal Fire Service.
The other State formations are expected to be part of the event are: Karota, State Fire Service, Hisbah Command, Corporate Securities and VIOs.
As part of plans for preparations, the Kano State Sports Commission has also scheduled a meeting for Monday, June 28th with stakeholders such as Sports Directors and Officers in charge of sports of all the participating Military and Paramilitary.