Sport Minister Bags Best Performing Minister Award


Youth and sports minister Sunday Dare has been awarded the best performing minister award by the Nigeria Philanthropist Merit Award.

Dare received the award at the maiden Philanthropist Merit Award held at the Shehu Yar’ Adua Centre, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Represented at the event by his SA on policy, Mr Bamiduro Olumide, Dare thanked the organisers of the awards for the recognition given him, saying: “This award and the other awards I have received are some of the evidences of the commitment of the Buhari administration to the growth of the youth and sports sector.

I am grateful for the opportunity given me to serve and impact the lives of our youth.”

Since his assumption of office in August 2019, Dare has introduced numerous programmes and policy initiatives that have positively impacted the youth and sports sector in the country and led to successes in international competitions.

Other recipients of awards at the event include the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his wife, Betsy Obaseki, the deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu, president of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engineer Habu Gumel, director-general of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), General Buba Marwa (retd), former director-general of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Alhaji Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod, renowned sports philanthropist, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, among others.

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