The state however took consolation from the fact that the state has been able to expose its athletes for future competitions.
The state head coach, Suraju Sani Yaro said: “We have been very impressed with our so far, even if we have not won many medal, But the fact that the athletes have gotten the required exposure is a great achievement on our part.”
“Our athletes are now close to the landing point and we now have hope for the future,” the Jigawa State head coach said.
Yaro said the state came to Ilorin with 140 athletes of all boys, citing culture and religion for the absence of their female athletes, “We will bring our girls in the next edition,” he said.
He indeed hail the gold his state won in swimming, saying it’s the first of its kind in the history of NSSF.