Niger’s horse race boosts socio-economic progress as ‘Renewed Hope’ wins massive

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Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu’s horse, has received the 2024 horse race recreation in Niger State. The horse got here first within the match to retain the place.

The president’s horse named “Renewed Hope” retained her African title of the quickest horse in Africa within the match held in Bida, Niger State

The grand finale of the match held on Sunday and 5 international locations participated, together with Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali.

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, who spoke after the match, congratulated the president’s horse, ‘Renewed Hope,’ for taking the primary place on the competitors.

“I am elated with the unity of purpose that the federation has brought through the organisation of this event in the state,” he mentioned.

The governor additionally recommended the Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar, for his function in making certain a hitch-free match and sustaining  the success of the annual horse racing in Bida.

In his remarks, Etsu Nupe assured that efforts can be intensified to strengthen the cultural norms and values of the individuals via sports activities.

Abubakar, who can be the Chairman of the Niger Council of Traditional Rulers, mentioned this turned obligatory to forestall the cultures and traditions of his individuals from going extinct.

‘’The race, which is conventional in nature, additional offered a chance for the show of cultures as varied cultural actions had been on show,’’ the Etsu Nupe added.

While describing horse racing as a historic occasion, Abubakar expressed pleasure that it was quick gaining acceptance within the emirate.

He known as on the residents to take full benefit of the financial alternatives of horse racing, particularly because the riders from different states and international locations had been taking part within the epochal occasion.

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‘’This occasion additionally boosts the socio-economic growth of Bida, Niger and Nigeria as a complete. We will maintain this enviable feat.

‘’We are blissful that that is the fourth version of this occasion, and it has been profitable. The subsequent version holds in Kaduna on June 26, In sha Allahu,” the Etsu Nupe mentioned.

The Coordinator of the National Horse Racing Federation of Nigeria, Sarkin Dawaki Nupe, Abubakar Mustapha-Bida, pressured that extra measures can be taken to cultivate the competitors in all elements of the nation.

Mustapha-Bida, who can be the Chairman, New Niger Development Project identified that the occasion was organised as a part of the commemoration of the one yr anniversary of the Tinubu Administration, saying that was the rationale it had as its theme, “Renewed Hope.”

Mustapha-Bida  acknowledged that they’d launched the “division system” within the occasion in order that it may very well be at par with the extant international finest practices in horse racing.

“Nigeria is taking a lead in horse racing in the committee of nations of Africa, we are very happy to be part of  history and to have pushed to ensure that this has become a reality,” the Sarkin Dawaki Nupe famous.

Continuing, he maintained, “We have 5 international locations taking part, they’re Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali,

“These are our national partners during racing events in Nigeria. It is like an exchange programme. They come to race with us, and then we go there to race with them in their different countries,” Sarkin Dawaki Nupe added.

He expressed the robust perception that “Renewed Hope” would be capable to defend her championship within the finishing races in kaduna and Kano in June/July

Six Toyota autos had been offered to the winners of assorted classes of the race, second positions bought N700,000 every, third and fourth acquired N500,000 and N300,000, respectively.



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