The Plateau state government has turned down the proposal to privatize the Jos Polo field, a move initiated by the past administration. Governor Simon Lalong disclosed this at the closing ceremony of this year’s annual polo peace tournament organized by the Nigeria Polo Federation.
The event attended by the Majin dadin Katsina, Abdul Usman who represents the life chairman of Nigeria Polo Federation, the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumuni Usman rolled the ball for the finals of the peace tournament between the Jos Polo team in brown Jerseys who dominated the game scoring 4 goals to 1 against the Katsina team in the finals to emerged winners of the tournament which was contested by 13 teams drawn across the country.
Governor Lalong in his speech said Polo is strategic to his administration’s plan to reform the tourism sector and attract inventors in to the state which is why he canceled the plan to sell Jos polo field.
President of the Jos polo club, Umoru Dauda said the annual tournament was suspended for some time because of security challenges, he however expressed gratitude to the state government and security agencies for making the returned of the tournament not only possible but insuring it was a huge success. Highlight of the event was the presentation of the trophy to the winning team by the Governor.