Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare will lead officials of the ministry to the launching of the Adoption Campaign of the ministry on December 16 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Work Experience Programme, another initiative of the ministry, which was launched in Abuja on the Africa Youth day, will also be introduced to critical stakeholders.
The ministry has studied the global investment practices in youth and sports development and noted a positive correlation between growth in GDP and strategic investment in youth and sports development.
The ministry has therefore decided to bring in the private sector companies to share ideas for mutually beneficial collaborations.
The event will provide a platform for conversations with the minister and senior management staff of the ministry as well as an opportunity to listen and key into the ministry’s new initiatives.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is expected to grace the occasion.
Other notable dignitaries expected at the event are ex-internationals Daniel Amokachi, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Okocha amongst others.
Nigeria athletes Ese Brume, Tobi Amusan, Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru, Raymond Okevwo, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Emmanuel Bamidele, amongst others, who will be representing Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be also in attendance.
The Adoption Campaign is an initiative to raise direct funds for each athlete for training, support for trials, coaching, medicals and others.
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