From Gyang Bere, Jos
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has doled out N6 million to winners of the Plateau North Senatorial District Peace, Unity and Reconciliation Football Tournament.
Musa disclosed this on Thursday during the presentation of Kits to teams in the 73 electoral wards of Plateau North by the Senator, Istifanus Gyang which held at his residence in Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
“I am looking forward to a time that life will return back to Jos and Plateau State as it
used to be where everybody will embrace each other irrespective of religion, tribe and other differences.
“Football is a unifying factor for peace and unity. My father is a Muslim and my mother is a Christian, I love the two religions and I think what will promote peace in the state is what Senator Istifanus Gyang is doing therefore, I will give the team that comes first N3 million, the second team, N2 million and the third team N1 million.”
He said Plateau State has produced reputable footballers that have done Nigeria proud and said he would be fulfilled if the peace tournament will bring about the desired peace and unity.
Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang said the decision to organize the peace tournament was to strengthen the existing peace in Plateau North and the state at large.
“This tournament is an initiative and mechanism for peace building in Plateau North. The intention and desire is to drive the agenda of promoting peace, unity and reconciliation as the game of football has proven to be a unifying factor among Nigerians.”