The Federal Government of Nigeria has nominated the Minister for Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, to receive a Distinguished Award for Sports Development at the forthcoming Nigeria Excellence Awards in Public Service (NESPS).
President Muhammadu Buhari will present the award on October 21, 2022 at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
According to a letter signed by Dr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri, Permanent Secretary, General Services Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the award will be bestowed on the Sports Minister and other deserving Nigerians in different categories.
This achievement is in furtherance to how satisfactorily Dare has piloted the affairs of Sports and Youth Development since his appointment in 2019.
Nigeria, under the Muhammadu Buhari Administration, has broken some World records in sports, especially with the recent success of Tobi Amusan at the World Championship and the feat of Team Nigeria at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
This recent recognition is the latest to be added to the long list of awards Dare has bagged since his appointment as the Minister of Youth and Sports.
The Sports Sector in Nigeria has continued to experience practical transformation from infrastructural improvement, Athletes Empowerment and institutional policy enhancement, thanks to the innovative administration of Sunday Dare.