We’re committed to implement all Policies, says Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Dare has reiterated that the ministry is really on the move as over 54 firms and organizations are ready to sign MOU to collaborate with the ministry over youth development.

The ministry has done a lot and has brought to bear many innovations to train youths on digital and entrepreneur skills to bridge the gap between school and working experience.

Hon. Dare, who was ably represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Gabriel Tanimu Aduda, made this known during a one-day Strategic Action Plan Validation meeting for the National Youth Policy 2019 – 2023, organized by the ministry in Abuja.

According to the minister, the ministry is already on trajectory to bringing these to work, and he called on the stakeholders to be open, speak their minds and add their bit, as that will surely help in the implementation of the policy.

“It is not simple enough to create policies but the strength lies on implementing them” he said.

To reinforce this, the Permanent Secretary added that the ministry has a program of adoption; adopt an athlete – where an organization or individual takes over the expenses concerning the athletes and help  in fixing them where they should be; and adopt a stadium, one takes over the maintenance of a stadium to world standard like Alhaji Dangote has adopted MKO Abiola National Stadium.

The National Youth Policy strategic meeting, which has amongst other objectives, the need to fast track the implementation of the review, had in attendance, stakeholders from UNFPA, MDAs and representatives from various states’ youth ministry.

Obiechina Ngozi

ACEO (Inform.)

For: Director (Press)