The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has been ranked as one of the most important ministries dealing with the general public, both Nigerians and expatriates. This is mainly due to the impetus that Minister Sunday Dare has given to the sports administration. As we all know, he has been in the news since taking office and has also made ministry all that concerns him, around him, in him and with him. All the news has been dignified and credible.
It is noteworthy that the sports ministry has been reactivated and revitalized in just two years after having had an intelligent man in the saddle who knows that with ideas one can rule the world and also making the vast majority of sporting elements relevant.
Young people now have the absolute privilege of visiting the ministry to check their shortlisted names in the newspaper pages and to ensure their participation in various programs that are realistic. This was made possible by the collective efforts of the administrators of the ministry engineered by the minister himself, whom the staff prefers to address as “grandfather” and the permanent secretary Ismaila Abubakar called “father”.
In the past, ministers have focused on the analog attitude of making fortunes only with federation budgets without knowing where to go and how to get there. Most of the old rulers were influenced by power and jamboree travel, while ignoring official international passports about …
But Sunday Dare, a man who is widely read and exposed to pragmatic life and influential personalities, knows that the best thing he can do in the sports sector is to leave legacies that can be remembered to his credit. . The lack of feasible projects limited the fun in the sport only when there were international events that would involve the National Assembly in releasing the 2.5 billion naira budget allocated to the sector.
On the other hand, concerning the budget, the Ministry of Sports had to present permanent secretaries and directors during the previous sessions of defense of the budget, which, of course, was worrying and limited the possibility of rubbing the spirits with the big and the big ones. powerful to achieve the desired results.
The emergence of Mr. Dare totally changed the narrative and he gets the goal. He may not be “nice” to his money but can enrich people with projects, positions and ideas. The Sports Ministry had in the past suffocated among its peers due to the lack of like minds in the administration. Sunday Dare’s first remarkable gesture was to ensure that the ministry’s budget was raised to 2.8 billion naira, after launching visible and defensible projects.
He is certainly a point of reference in the ministry even though there have been challenges and victories. Now it can be said that the ministry is ranked among its peers as a frontline ministry with its budget of 5.2 billion naira which has added value to its functions.
Suffice it to say that the initiative of the Ministry of DEEL (acquisition of digital skills, employability, entrepreneurship and leadership) is an exceptional project that has led to the discovery of young talents, empowered determined minds, given a rhythm to brains with visions and also provided both material and financial strength for beginners. The ministry with collective efforts has made the area a juicy, friendly and enviable place.
It should be noted that the federal government, keen to empower young people in a positive way and reorient their vision, released last year the sum of 75 billion naira to be disbursed as the Nigerian Investment Fund for Youth ( NYIF) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and NIRSAL, and with the Ministry of Sports which coordinates and ensures that the right people benefit as intended. There have been continuing education and skills training programs in Odomu, Osun State run by the Youth Development Employment Department (EYD).
In reflection, the Bible says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22). All the efforts of the ministry and its helmsman are therefore aimed at making these young dreamers full champions and general managers, and at being comparatively equal to their counterparts.
It is no longer news that most of these younger generations are not easily creative or have no mind of their own, nor are they stubborn in pursuing their dreams. Rather, they prefer to lose focus, focusing on the mobile mechanism of China and the outside world. Yet the ministry is ensuring that those interested among them, including members of the National Youth Corps, are redirected with the same modified mobile device called “Digital Youth Nigeria” via IBM Digital Nation Africa. Some of the glaring projects that young people have benefited from is the National Youth Policy (NYP) which brought together young people from the CTF to deliberate on the 1st National Youth Conference. There is also the Nigeria Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP) which, according to the minister, was developed by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and Sports (FMYSD) to address employment young people in Nigeria.
Mr. Sunday Dare during his defense of these projects in the National Assembly for the ministerial press briefing declared that “his ministry has the mandate to promote the physical, mental and socio-economic development of young people through the promotion and protection of their rights in Nigeria ”. This logical defense certainly gave the ministry a strong ovation and reclassified sports from leisure to business, hence the approval of a budget of 188 billion naira for youth development and sports, respectively 60 billion naira. naira and 88 billion naira.
Scripture clearly says that “two cannot walk together if they do not agree.” The ministry now has a face of compatibility of the minister, administrative agents and other officers of rank. Although the Permanent Secretary, Ismalia Abubakar, is new to the system, he has proven to be a quintessential civil servant who believes in continuity and considers the welfare of staff to be a top priority.
Its first significant performance was to approve the payment of overdue files. It is, however, known that the ministry had four permanent secretaries in four years, but the staff union at the 3rd town hall meeting of the minister, management staff and other staff at Moshood Abiola stadium velodrome has recently pleaded that this the current permanent secretary be authorized to manage the sector during the term of this administration.
The Minister, reviewing the performance of the ministry over the past two years, reaffirmed that he would not have succeeded alone without the collective efforts and the contribution of the staff which earned him the award of “Most Innovative Minister of the World. Federal Republic of Nigeria. “He congratulated four Nigerians who have just won international positions in table tennis and assured that Nigerians who wish to succeed or challenge any position, at the international level, will be duly supported.
Nwokorie is press attaché at the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development,
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