In sports I trust, says Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


A Nigerian governor has called on his countrymen to put their trust in sports, saying that it was key to sustaining peace and building cohesion.

Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, gave the advice following a football match that was part of activities to round up the 2018 Democracy day which kicked off on Friday last week.

Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, during a football match to celebrate democracy in Nigeria. Photo: State House

The game, which was took place at the new ultra modern international stadium in Jos, saw Gov Simon Lalong leading the Executives as the Captain, while the Management Committee Chairman, Langtang North, Briand Dadi led the Algon team as Captain.

The kick-off was performed by Hon Peter Azi, Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly who later presented the trophy to the Executive team which emerged victorious in the game that ended 3-2 in their favour.

Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, during a football match to celebrate democracy in Nigeria. Photo: State House

Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, during a football match to celebrate democracy in Nigeria. Photo: State House

Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, during a football match to celebrate democracy in Nigeria. Photo: State House

The novelty match which was entertaining saw Lalong scoring the final goal that handed the executives a second major victory following last years’ win over the Legislative arm.

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