Super Eagles’ and Bursaspor of Turkey defender, Abdullahi Shehu has revealed his Foundation’s programs which will take place in his native Sokoto State this December, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Abdullahi Shehu Foundation will engage the Youths in Sokoto State in three events that will start with the Sokoto Governors Cup across the 23 Local Governments in the State.
“We have been doing a lot of programs over the years to empower the Youths in my state (Sokoto), but this year’s event will be unique,” said Shehu.
“We want to use football as a platform to revive the hopes of talented footballers in Sokoto and we are taking the Governors Cup across the Local Governments and we have the State Government’s support.
“We appreciate His Excellency Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for creating the enabling environment for the Foundation.
“There are many talents in Sokoto but they lack opportunities to compete and we want to use football to discover the hidden talents across Sokoto and give them hope. We need to produce more of Shehu in Sokoto,” Shehu added.
The Sokoto-born player further talked about the two other programs lined up for this month.
He said: “We have two other programs this month and we want to run a massive campaign on drug abuse to educate our youths. It’s important we impact knowledge and guide our future leaders to live a positive and productive life, the Foundation wants to inspire the youths.
“We have been able to get Ahmed Musa involved in the third event and we have set our target to reach out to hundreds of school students. We want to support them with books, pens, bags and other school materials that will propel them to success in the future. We can’t leave everything in the hands of government; we should also support them and empower the youths,” Shehu concluded.