FG Supports Training of Youth Sports Administrators

Sunday Dare

ABUJA (Min of Youths and Sports Report) – The Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has organised a seminar on young leaders in sports capacity building, to train trainers from the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 2, to train member states on leadership and managerial skills.

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare made this known while declaring open the seminar tagged, – “Creating opportunity for youth empowerment through sports “, held in Abuja recently.

The Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Olusade Adesola, restated that the administration of President Muhammed Buhari encourages and supports any platform that enhances the development of Sports and Youths, especially African Youths.
According to him, the approved AUSC Region 2 Strategic plan 2017 – 2024, lays emphasis on training and retraining of Youth and Sports Administrators. He further congratulated the nominees as pioneer beneficiaries of this all important and rewarding seminar.

In his opening remarks, the General Manager, AUSC Region 2,Mr. Caleb Gidado, said that the African Union Sports Council in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Nigeria, is spearheading the seminar to groom
young sports administrators who will take over the mantle of leadership in the sports sector in the nearest future.

The seminar is aimed at repositioning the status of leadership in regional, continental and international sports movements for productivity, growth and development.

The seminar has youth representatives from 15 ECOWAS Countries, and will run for three days.