Musa Peace Affos, Jalingo

As part of the measures to support local sport, the Nigeria Cricket Federation in collaboration with Taraba Cricket Association on Tuesday introduced cricket to Secondary schools in Taraba and donated cricket Materials to them.

The donation was done under the auspices of The Naija Kids Grassroots Development Program for the Northeast which started on 21st - 23rd May.

While donating the materials the president of the Federation represented by Muhammad Mustapha said the gesture is part of the association's bid to harness talents from the Grassroots.

Mr. Mustapha said they were impressed by the performance of Taraba State represented by Government Day Secondary School Magami when they participated in the northeast regional competition early this year and emerged second position in both the male and female sites.

The schools visited includes GDSS Magami, Government Day Science Secondary School and GDSS Howai

While accepting the equipments omgsode the principals of the various schools, the Director of Sports Ministry of Education, Mr. Affos Emmanuel Musa lauded the efforts of the association for their gesture and promised that talents from the Grassroots will be harnessed to make the state proud.