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Nigeria’s sports directors task new minister



The Forum of Directors’ of Sports in Nigeria has congratulated the new Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, urging him to embark on total development of the sector.

The Chairman of the group, who is also the Director of Sports in Kwara, Malam Tunde Kazeem, said in a statement in Ilorin that embarking on total development of all sports, especially at the grassroots, would enable the sector to grow rapidly.

“I want to, on behalf of all Directors of Sports in Nigeria, congratulate you on your appointment as the Sports and Youth Development Minister, and to also call on you to support and mobilise the sports federations to discover new talents,” he said.

He also urged the minister to facilitate the upgrading of existing sports facilities all over the country and embark on construction of new ones.

“You cannot run sports without necessary and adequate facilities and equipment, and providing such will boost all round development of sports in Nigeria,” he said.

Kazeem further called for adequate training and retraining of coaches with the institution of motivational initiatives to elicit dedication and commitment.