By Amina Ahmed
The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Bauchi Zonal office, says it will host a traditional sports festival in the state to retain and promote cultural activities.
Mr Mohammed Bello, Executive officer in the council, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bauchi.
He said that the activity would hold after the 2021 farming season in order to make for an all inclusive participation.
Bello said that the council has engaged stakeholders across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state on this programme.
He said that the proposed sports included traditional wrestling, archery, egg and sack race, among others.
He said that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected lots of cultural activities lined up by the council.
“The council is planning for a traditional sports festival in the state, already consultation is going on with stakeholders across the state,”he said.
According to him, the council will also kick start a football competition through its football academy which consists of the junior and senior players.
The players will compete in two categories, including children and youth during the holiday period.
“Most of the players are young talented children around the neighbourhood and we have already identified about 40 of them in the academy,” he said. (NAN)