From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Honourable Bashir Zubairu has resigned his appointment. Zubairu said he resigned his appointment to contest for the membership of the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
Speaking during a press conference organized to inform the press of his resignation, the outgoing commissioner said the little period he has served as commissioner of Youth and Sports in the state came with a difference, because he was able to leave and indelible mark that
would be remembered for a very long time.
He said during his tenure all sports in the state received adequate attention and this resulted in a number of successes recorded by various sports in the state.
Zubairu specifically mentioned Tennis, Hockey and volley balls, which he said the state athletes were able to record great success under his leadership. Speaking further, he said the State owned football club, Kaduna United was restructured under his administration as a commissioner to a club with a workable board, where all board members were able to discharge their duties effectively unlike what was obtainable in the past where the club is run by an individual and the club look more of a one-man show.
The outgoing commissioner who was the former Speaker of the State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003 said that it is unfortunate that his laudable programmes for the club did not see the light of the day as a result of inadequate funding. He further revealed that the players of Kaduna United who were being owed 12 months salaries would receive one quarter of their salary on Monday. He however expressed optimism that despite the poor standing of the club on the league table, the club would not be relegated at the end of the season.