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Dare Bags NYCN leadership Role Model Award



The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been presented with the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Leadership Role Model  Award, in recognition of his effort at restoring peace to the Council after nine years of leadership challenge that bedeviled it 

While receiving the Award in his office at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, the Minister  applauded the Council for putting behind their differences and coming together as one family, not only in the interest of the Nigerian Youth but also for the development of the country.

He stated that NYCN is the umbrella body of the Nigerian youth and as such,  they are conceived to be the greatest asset and resource of the country’s future, advising that keeping their grievances behind would ensure the realisation of the country of their dreams.

 “Nigerian Youth are the resource of this great country, the future belongs to them because they are talented, skilled, innovative, brilliant and can take a lot of risk to ensure the progress of the country and as such needs to be organized or else government will stay away and allow them to float.”

You must be pragmatic in your approach to issues,  keep yourselves up to date with available opportunities in the Ministry, get yourself  involved in constructive and meaningful engagementsthat will enable you contribute to the socio-economic development of our dear country”, he said.

Dare commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration for actualizing its commitment towards bringing up resourceful youth through the signing of the National Development Plan, 2021-2025, the Youth Investment Fund, the Strategic Implementation Access and many others which he said,  the youth are already benefitting from.

Earlier,  the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar called on the youth to develop their skills and ensure they key into the various government initiatives in the Ministry.

He assured them that the doors of the Ministry is always open for meaningful discussions that will contribute to the growth and development of the youth in the country.

Also speaking, the President and Grand Commander of the Youth Council, Ambassador Sekibo Sekibo  thanked the Honourable Minister for breaking the chain through his reconciliation effort which brought an end to the over nine years disarray in the Council.

He assured the Minister, Permanent Secretary and Top Management Staff of the Ministry that with the efforts put together to ensure unity in the Council, the youth will come together to work for the progress of the nation as the future of the country belongs to them

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Sports Minister Hands Over Leadership To Permanent Secretary



The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has handed over the leadership of the Ministry to the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration ended on Monday. 

At the Handing Over Ceremony held today at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the Minister thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve his Fatherland. 

He stated that the appointment enabled him to have a better knowledge and understanding of the challenges of governance as well as that of the youth in particular, adding that it also afforded him with the opportunity to  look out ways to profer solutions on complex issues in relation to governance. 

Dare who stated further that the portfolio also afforded him the avenue to encourage Nigerian youth to take up sports as a career for the socio-economic development of the country, called on them to also support the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration for enhanced development of the sector.

Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar commended Mr. Sunday Dare for his laudable initiatives in the Ministry.

While thanking the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration for creating an enabling environment for the sector to thrive, he pledged the support and cooperation of the staff and Management of the Ministry to the in coming Administration led by President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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