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President Buhari Confers Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) on Sunday Dare:

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Finally, Hardwork pays, Sunday Dare the Hon Minister of Youth and sports Development has been awarded Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Chief Sunday Dare, in his remarks, praised God for being given such National Award.

Just two days ago, he was conferred Fellowship of the National Institute of Sports (FNIS), by the Director General of the National Institute of Sports Professor Moronkola.

Several awards was bestowed on Chief Sunday Dare during his tenure as the Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

This National honor of the Commander of the Order of the Niger(CON) will forever remain indelible in his mind

Congratulations to Chief Sunday Dare, your contributions to Youth and Sports Development can never be over-emphasized, your passion , vision and mission for the youth for nation building will remain evergreen as a legacy that will stand the test of time , your youth development initiatives and programmes have removed several youths out of the street, with the National Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), Digital Trainings, Youth Empowerments, WEP, and so on are significant milestone of your administration.

There is no better way to sign out, than this award of Commander of the Order of the Niger, Congratulations!

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Ministry of Sports unveils partnership with Yanga Games

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Joel Ajayi


Towards creating a new dawn for Nigerian Sports, the Federal Ministry of Sports has signed a landmark agreement with top lottery company Yanga Games to raise the revenue profile of the Ministry and ensure a new deal for the welfare of athletes.


Speaking during the unveiling of the partnership between the Ministry and Yanga Games in Lagos on Friday, Chairman/CEO of Yanga Games Mr Derrick David Kentebe said “We are so super excited by this opportunity to work with the Ministry of Sports Development to change the narrative about Sports in the country. We see an opportunity for marketing our athletes and sports generally. We shall avail ourselves of the best use of this unique and special partnership. We shall pursue this mandate with vigor, passion, and unrivaled commitment to bring benefits to all the critical stakeholders.


The agreement according to Kentebe will provide support for retired athletes, enhance grassroots sports Development, and advance the potential of special athletes.a


He assured that ” Yanga Games can raise funds on behalf of the Ministry of Sports for athletes’ Development, endorsement, and sponsorship deals for athletes”.


Minister of Sports Senator John Owan Enoh assured that the Ministry has total and absolute confidence in YangaGames to deliver on the given mandate.

“Gone are the era when we depended solely on the government to fund sports development. We are partnering with YangaGames to bring maximum benefits to the athletes and all critical stakeholders. We shall give institutional encouragement and support to the Management of Yanga Games to succeed in this onerous task of rebuilding our sports sub-sector.”


Kentebe said ” We shall raise about 34 Billion in the next four years to assist athletes and improve sports in the country. We shall help to develop grassroots sports and sustain youth involvement through raffle draws, fund raisers, and other avenues.

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