No substitute for grassroots Development – Sports Minister

The  Minister  of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has  received  members of the Nigerian  Olympics  Association  in audience with a promise to give them an inclusive  role in mentoring  younger atheletes.

  Speaking in Abuja on  Tuesday, the Minister said 

“The gold is in  the  child, I have  made  this statement repeatedly because the grassroots sports  is where the talent can be discovered and nurtured to stardom. I believe in grassroots which is why principal cup is one of my projects to revalidate grassroots sports.  We have started  a nursery  for development  of our sports.

 “As Olympians, your legacies can only last  when you are able to groom  new Olympics  medalists. You must mentor younger atheletes.  If we organize an Olympics  camp once in a year where young people will train, it would attract  a large number  of young  people.”

The Minister  further  said “We intend to set up special fund for atheletes  which would  provide funds for training,  facilities  and credit line. We shall create opportunities for    our sports people to thrive”

In his response,  President of the  Nigerian  Olympians Association  Olymide Oyedeji said “Our aims  and objectives  include relating with governmental and the sports Ministry to take Nigerian  sports to higher  ground  and assist sports  men and women to reach their potentials.”

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