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Ministry Renews Focus On United Nations Youth, Peace And Security Agenda

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The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare on Thursday attended the virtual High Level Global Conference on Youth Inclusive Peace Processes.

In his address, the Minister spoke on the efforts made to localize the United Nations Security Council Resolutions(UNSCR 2250) in Nigeria.

The Federal Ministry for Youth and Sports Development(FMYSD) in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) in the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the UNSCR 2250 Initiative in Abuja in October 2016 to bring attention to the issues of Youth, Peace and Security(YPS), marking a renewed focus on the YPS agenda in Nigeria.

Dare also mentioned an outcome of the launch which was the establishment of a National Working Group on Youth, Peace and Security (NWG YPS) which later became the Nigeria Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security.

The YPS National Action Plan (2021–2024) was developed to reflect and build upon the five pillars of the UNSCR 2250 and is now in its pilot phase of implementation.

Adamawa, Anambra, Delta, Kaduna, Oyo and Plateau states have been chosen as pilot states to measure impact and collect data that will guide scaling full implementation to other states.

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FIBA, Kida Threatens Nigeria with Basketball Ban

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… wants to force Nigeria into participation

World basketball body, FIBA has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness.

Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball as put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Government had called for Nigeria’s withdrawal as a result of in-fightings amongst stakeholders, lack of a functional league and a stall in the growth of the game at home. It said this measure will allow the country take a deep breathe, reconcile grey areas, re-strategize and get better as a basketball nation, instead of the cosmetic outward appearance of beauty but inner state of rancour and disunity.

In reaction, sources postulated “Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be blackmailed carelessly. Nigeria bigger than kidda and his cohorts”.

“Moreso, it’s understood that FIBA allegedly wrote Kida alone. The body has not written the Federal Government.

The Ministry has received no communication to that effect. Kida is not the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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