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Grassroots Sports Development: Sports Minister To Bag Chieftaincy Title

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare will on Thursday, December 22, be conferred with the prestigious chieftaincy title of Seriki Wasanni (King/Leader of Games) by the Daura Emirate Council led by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar.

The historic event, which will hold at the Emir’s palace in Daura, is expected to attract people from all walks of life including top government functionaries, politicians, the diplomatic community and the organised private sector.

Recognising the achievements and contributions of the Minister to nation building through grassroots sports development, the honour will inspire Dare to sustain his remarkable legacies and good deeds in all facets of life.

The Minister, who had received numerous awards both locally and internationally for his outstanding accomplishments in grassroots sports and youth development, is respected for being a detribalised Nigerian who has continually built and sustained relationships across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.

As part of efforts made to ensure the provision of new sports facilities and the rehabilitation of dilapidated ones across the country, the Minister recently refurbished the Daura Township Stadium in Daura, Katsina State.

The Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja was rehabilitated last year through the Adopt-A-Pitch initiative in collaboration with the Dangote Group. The National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos is also at an advanced stage of such rehabilitation.

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