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Sports Minister Dare Named Blueprint Awards Sports Icon of the Year

Sports Minister Dare Named Blueprint Awards Sports Icon of the Year

Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has been named Blueprint Awards Sports Icon of the Year, following numerous exploits recorded as the Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

Sunday Dare’s administration has been synonymous with innovative leadership. These leadership excellence has led to the birthing of programmes such as, Adopt an Athlete Initiative, Adopt a Facility Initiative, Athletes Welfare Fund (AWF) as well as the Talent Hunt Program (THP).

These different programs have helped athletes get training grants, the Adopt-a-Facility has rejuvenated the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Daura Township Stadium. Work has been ongoing at the National Stadium, Surulere, as well as many other grounds.

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Dare has led from the fore in transforming sports in the country, from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

His result-oriented leadership has brought tangible success to Nigeria. A beneficiary of the Adopt-an-Athlete initiative, Oluwatobiloba Amusan emerged as Nigeria’s first-ever world champion in athletics. Nigeria also went on to post its best-ever performance at the Commonwealth Games in 72 years.

It leaves zero doubts, as to the conferment of the Icon of Sports Award on Hon. Dare. The achievements have been laudable and one can only trust the process, as sports continue to enjoy more successes under proactive leadership.

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  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    Before any award is given you him, let him return the souvenir phones that were shamefully collected from our athletes at the last Olympics, fully offset monies owed our basketball team and athletes and quietly return our world cup ticket that we lost due to his wickedness .

  • It is in Nigeria that we celebrate failure so loud like this. Most of our women athlete performance has very little to do with the ministry of sports. This kind of award to this kind of man shows Nigeria is full of sycophants.

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