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Twenty-eight-year Plateau athlete, Adamu Shehu Mu’Azu on Saturday stated that the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and the Sports Commissioners in the various States are taking sports for granted in the country.
Mu’Azu made the assertion shortly after he emerged winner at the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon held at the Warri Township Stadium.
Mu’Azu claimed that the minister of sports had abandoned sportsmen and women in the country to their fates.
Mu’Azu noted that the sports minister had refused to support athletes in plateau and other parts of the federation in spite of the enormous challenges they faced.

Mu’Azu said, “We have challenges in sports particularly in athletics. You cannot do it alone except private individuals and corporate organizations support you. It has do with with money, hotel bills and feeding; we need intervention.”
Mu’Azu called on the Federal and State Governments to be mindful of persons they appoint as Minister of Sports and Commissioners of Sports if they want to develop and identify talents.

The Warri South Council Chairman, Hon. Mofe Matthew Edema urged the people of Warri and Effurun to take exercise as part of their day to day activities, as well as eat right and healthy if they must live long.
DAILY POST reports that Mu’Azu arrived the Warri stadium at about 7:46am in a marathon race which began from the airport road.
Rokang James also from Plateau State emerged the winner in the female category, while thirteen year old Olisa Emma, a primary five pupil of Cavegina Primary School in Warri took the fifty seventh position in the competition.

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