According to the government, the donation to the schools across the country is to encourage talented footballers, athletes and other sports.
As such, 2,000 public primary schools from across the country would benefit from the gesture at least 32 public primary schools from the 36 state benefiting from the gesture.
The benefiting schools were selected from the 17 local government areas of the state with a firm caution that they protect the equipment very well and make maximum use of it for the good of the pupils.
Amina Mohammed Bello Shamaki, permanent secretary to the federal government said: “We have decided to embark on the intervention in order to promote grass roots sports development in the country with specific objectives of enhancing the capacity of the country to grow and expand her talent-base by securing the interest and involvement of our children in primary schools in sporting activities.
“The programme will also improve the nation's future performance in sports at all levels by harnessing the potentials of our young talents and nurture their transition to world class athletes, sports men and women. I urge the schools that benefited from the gesture to allow other schools in their areas to make use of the equipment.”