The Nigerian Youth Parliament has commended the outstanding achievements and transformative impact of Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, during his four-year tenure under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The youth in a statement by Azeezat Yishawu, the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, said the Minister through his visionary leadership, had spearheaded initiatives that have empowered Nigerian youth and contributed significantly to their development.
“Under the leadership of Hon. Sunday Dare, the Nigerian Youth Parliament has enjoyed a robust working relationship with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
“This collaboration has elevated the voice of Nigerian youth, giving them a strong presence and representation among the global youth community,” the statement said.
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The youth said at the establishment of the groundbreaking N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) spanning 2020 to 2023 was at the forefront of his accomplishments.
“Under Hon. Sunday Dare’s guidance, this fund has provided unprecedented financial support and resources to young entrepreneurs, equipping them with the necessary tools to turn their dreams into tangible businesses and contribute to Nigeria’s economic growth.”
The Speaker said Dare’s instrumental role in championing the NYIF had opened doors of opportunity for countless aspiring youth across the nation.
He said Dare had played a pivotal role in re-classifying sports from a mere recreational activity to a thriving business sector, adding that his transformative vision had created an enabling environment for youth engagement, talent development, and job creation within the sports industry.
“Dare has devoted substantial resources to ensure a prosperous future for Nigerian youth. His dedication is evident in the allocation of N188 billion, with N60 billion and N88 billion respectively, in the new National Development Plan (2021-2025).
“These funds will facilitate comprehensive youth empowerment programs, encompassing education, entrepreneurship, skills training, and technology,” he noted in the statement released in Abuja.