President Buhari flags off Unity Torch Movement for 20th National Sports Festival


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, played host to the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, as he flagged off the movement of the Torch Of Unity for the 20th National Sports Festival at the State House in Abuja.


The President in his speech, reiterated his administration’s commitment to foster an enabling environment for sports at all levels.


He commended the Federal Ministry Of Youth and Sports under the leadership of the Minister for his doggedness in ensuring that he continually followed his mandate on keeping the youth busy.

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In his remarks,the minister thanked President Buhari for the importance his administration attaches to Youth and Sports development in Nigeria.


Citing the significance of The Torch Of Unity to The National Sports Festival, the Minister added that the Torch chiefly symbolizes unity, peace, friendship, tolerance and hope among Nigerians.

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The Minister also used the occasion to intimate Mr. President on the Ministry’s Adoption campaign which received a nod from the President to the effect that all Nigerians of goodwill should take advantage of The Adoption Campaign to be part of making Sports great again in Nigeria.


In  attendance were the Governor of Edo State, Godwin N. Obaseki, the Secretary to the Government of The Federation (SGF), Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umaru Farouq, the Permanent Secretary Of The Ministry Of Youth and Sports Development, Gabriel Aduda amongst others.

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The Torch Of Unity for the 20th National Sports Festival was presented to Mr. President by the Minister who then passed it back to the Minister who then handed it over to the Permanent Secretary Of The Ministry.


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