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Taraba State government has reintroduced annual secondary schools games to hunt for sports talents among students in the state to promote the development of sports. Commissioner for Information and Re-orientation, Mr. Anthony Danburam, announced this on Tuesday in Jalingo when the new Executive Members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Taraba Chapter, paid him a courtesy visit. According to him, Gov. Darius Ishaku has approved the games which will take place in March this year. He explains that the games would help in discovering young talents that could represent the state and the country in various sporting competitions. The commissioner noted that SWAN has been instrumental in educating the public on the need to engage in sports for physical and mental fitness. Danburam added that sport was an instrument of peace because it unites the people irrespective of their ethnic and religious affiliations. “ Sport is so vital that no serious government will treat it with levity,” he said. Earlier, the state SWAN chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Usman, said the executives had embarked on the visit to familiarise with the commissioner and interface with him on how best to sensitise the people of the state on how to promote sports in the state. He commended the government for re–introducing the schools’ games and urged her to reconsider reintroducing the annual sports festival in the state. Usman said such moves would help in discovering the numerous young talents in the state. “ There are abundant sportsmen and women in Taraba whom, in most cases, are being lured by other states to represent them in national tournaments. “ It is, therefore, important to re–introduce the festival to identify these talents and encourage them to stay and represent the state in future competitions”.