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Kebbi to name horse racing course after Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar

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By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State has promised to rename the Horse Racing Ground after the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar.

He stated this on Saturday at the final match of Horse Racing Competition held in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

He said that the competition would be elevated to be annual international event to not only entice the audience but also to ensure good planning and execution.

“I am going to make this game to be an international one to elevate its status and ensure that it gain more recognition, I really appreciate the involvement of Emirs in this competition and their blessings count a lot,” he added.

President International Horse Racing Competition and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar thanked the Kebbi State Governor as well as the organisers of the programme for making it successful and reality.

The Governor’s Horse, which emerged overall winner in first position won a car in addition to cash, the second position got cash alongside a motorcycle, while the third position was given a cash reward.

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