Kebbi Governor Atiku Bagudu has said the bravery and resilience of people will always triumph over evil.
Bagudu stated if people are bound by unity on a genuine cause despite pockets of insecurity, evil would be defeated.
The Governor spoke at the 7th edition of Argungu Polo tournament and cultural festival at the ancient town of Argungu on Saturday.
He said: ”Today, this is a manifestation of bravery and resilience.
”That we are here thinking this is a small event underlies or misrepresents the bravery and resilience of our people.
” Because, in a country where turbulence is being witnessed everywhere, for us once more to show resilience that we are able to organize events like this which bring people together from all parts of the country and even outside the country to celebrate our bravery shows that we are not intimidated or afraid even in spite of pockets of insecurity, we will defeat the evil.
”The organisers of this event, the Emir of Argungu, people of Argungu, I am saying that we can defeat evil.
”We will go to our farms,we will go out to our fishing grounds, we will graze our animals and enjoy our festivals.”
He congratulated people of Kebbi State, particularly Argungu Emirate for what he described as ” a blossoming and creative sports event bringing people to Kebbi State.”
The APC Progressives Governors’ Forum Chairman extolled the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera for his leadership role and commended Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, whom according to him was instrumental to the success of the polo event in Argungu.
The Governor was optimistic that the Polo event in Argungu would in the next few years surpass others in the country.
He thanked the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, the distinguished personalities who attended the event from within and outside the country.
NSK Farms Polo team emerged victorious in the final match of the tournament against Hago Polo team..
Highlights of the event were horse race, cultural festival, presentation of trophies and awards to outstanding players and teams as well as the presentation of special award to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu by the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad Mera.