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