Minister of Sports plans annual national youth awards

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Newly-appointed Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says the ministry will collaborate with relevant stakeholders for the establishment of the Nigerian National Youth and Sports Award.

Sunday Dare revealed this at the launch of the 2019 Future Awards Africa in Abuja.

He said the awards, which would become operational in 2020, would motivate Nigerian youths and encourage them to embrace hard work, healthy work ethics and community development.

“Recently, the National Council on Youth Development adopted and approved the observance of a National Youth Day for Nigerian youths to commemorate and celebrate their achievements and contributions to the nation’s development.

“During the 2019 International Youth Day celebration, I made a commitment to get the necessary Federal Executive Council approvals as well as the legislation to actualise this.

“Further to this, we will push for the establishment and institutionalisation of the Nigerian national youth and sports award, which we hope will commence in 2020.

“The award seeks to recognise and honour youths who have made astounding contributions in the areas of youths and sports development,” Dare said.

He said the idea was to help project national icons that would inspire their peers and also motivate and breed patriotism among them.

 




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