By Rilwanu Idris Malikawa
Kano state Government under the leadership of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has backed the efforts of Kano Pillars FC management to partner with any firm or football related organizations within and outside the country for the progress of the club.
This was disclosed by the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna when he received a Portuguese football consultant and entrepreneur, Mr. Pedro Batista in his house on Saturday.
Mr. Pedro was in Kano for a partnership with the management of the Nigeria Professional Football League Giants, Kano Pillars FC.
DR. Gawuna said the Sai Masu Gida is willing and very free to partner with top notch club sides in Europe and other parts of the World in order to attain global status.
He told the Portuguese delegation under the leadership of Mr. Pedro that the state Government is waiting for the final documentation for the whole process to take place.
The Deputy Governor then commended the effort of the management of the Pride of Kano under the able leadership of Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya for their zeal and determination to move the club to the ‘Next Level’ and assured them of Government support all the time.
On his part, Portuguese Football consultant, Mr. Pedro Baptista said he was in Kano for a two-day visit to Kano Pillars FC in a mission to create room for partnership between the Nigeria Giants and major Football clubs and cooperate bodies in Portugal and other parts of Europe.
He described Kano Pillars FC as a brand which can be marketable everywhere across the globe considering their largest fan base.
“Kano Pillars has big potential and all what is need to be a global force and kudos to the Kano state Government for the role they played in metamorphosing the club to what it is today, Mr. Pedro emphasized.
Earlier, chairman of the four-time Nigeria champions, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya led the delegation to pay homage to former chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation and present head of Kano Sports Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima at his residence in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano state.