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FG to Diversify Sports For More Youth Empowerment



The Federal Government has assured that it will explore all possible avenues for more youth participation in sports with a view to  empowering them to become self employed and self reliant so as to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the assurance  on Friday in his Office in Abuja when he received the Executive Director of Hand – To – Hand Sports Federation of Moscow.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister stated that “this was in line with the present Administration’s policy thrust which is geared towards making the teeming Nigerian youth entrepreneurial, self-reliant and employable”.

According to him, “the Ministry will put up workable modalities that will make Nigeria not to only key into the Hand – To – Hand Mashal Sports but to also open up more doors for our youth involvement in the various fields of sports world wide”.

He therefore urged the youth in the country to keep themselves abreast with the various policies, programmes and initiatives of the present administration so as to take advantage of every available opportunity to better their lives.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Administrator, Hand – To – Hand Sports, Moscow, Mr. Sorgai Poroshin stated that he was in the Ministry to introduce the game to the country.

According to him, the Sports which had been in existence for the past sixteen years has a thirty- eight-country membership, including Ghana, hence the need for Nigeria to see the possibility of keying into it especially  as it is the giant of Africa. 

He noted that Nigeria’s acceptance of the game will further open a new horizon for the country’s youth to make their mark in the Committee of Sporting World.

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NYIF- 16 Nigerian Journalists smile to the bank 500,000 naira richer



The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, NYIF, is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Youth.and Sports development that has since recieved the blessings and endorsement of the federal government.

The initiative was set out, to assist business minded Nigerian youths with soft loans to improve their businesses.

Nigeria Sports minister Sunday Dare was and is still a journalist and he understands the plight of the media especially in today’s world.

Every media man, especially the independent ones in the ever expanding New Media platform need tools to work and the ministry’s intervention could just be the motivation needed to take their trade to the next level.

Thursday September 22, 2022, will go down in history as the birth of a new dawn for Sports journalism in Nigeria as no fewer than sixteen sports journalists spread across the six geo-political regions recieved the sum of 500,000 Naira (five hundred thousand naira) non refundable loans, from the National youth investment fund, an initiative of the Nigeria Sports ministry.

This is not the first time that the sports ministry has extended a hand of love to the media. The most recent being, the 400,000 naira given to sixteen journalists as incentives to support their two day trip to Ghana for the all important World Cup Qualifier with the Black Stars

Then, the ministry also took 10 Journalists to the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and gave another 10, 5.5million naira to augment their expenses during the games.

The Sunday Dare administration has continued to standout in performance, achievements, athletes relationship and now media relations, since assuming office in August, 2019 and in the area of youth development, Dare has achieved even more compared to his predecessors.

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