The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has promised more support to the game of polo which he described as one sport that has put the name of the State on the national and international map.
Governor Lalong spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Jos Polo Tournament in Jos where he also inaugurated a new Polo Club recently constructed.
The Governor appreciated the President of Plateau State Polo Club, Murtala Ahmadu Laushi and his team who has done a lot to transform the Club to be one of the best in the country.
He said the return of polo and other social activities in the State is as a result of the restoration of peace to the State which has attracted many people to the Home of Peace and Tourism.
He said though he has not tried the game of Polo, the assurance by the Club to admit him and put him through is a motivation he wants to consider.
The Governor called on the people of Plateau State to sustain the peaceful and mutual existence that has existed since his assumption of office because the peace has attracted people to Jos and businesses are flourishing.
In his remarks, President of the Jos Polo Club Murtala Laushi ascribed the successes recorded in transforming the Polo Club to the peace restored in the state and the all inclusive governance style of Governor Lalong.
He thanked Governor Lalong for agreeing to relocate the annual Trade Fair from the Polo Club in order to sustain the quality of the field and the infrastructure.
The President of the Plateau State Polo Club informed the Governor that 42 teams are in Jos to compete at the Polo Tournament including participants from South Africa, Argentina and the United Kingdom.
The Governor took out time to watch one of the matches which was thrilling with world class Polo players playing.