Sports Minister promises to recover missing Hall of Fame memorabilia

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Youth and Sports Development Minister of Nigeria, Sunday Dare (centre) at the Hall of Fame centre situated at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria

Youth and Sports Development Minister of Nigeria, Sunday Dare has promised to recover all the missing memorabilia that reportedly disappeared from the Hall of Fame that was set up for Nigerian sports icons.

“We are determined to set up a proper Hall of Fame for our sports men and women,” Dare said during a visit to the Hall of Fame centre situated at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

“I decided to visit the gallery to see things for myself and ascertain what has happened to those items that were collected to set up the Hall of Fame seventeen years ago. I want to find out the missing link.”

“I’m working with the staff of the Ministry to establish what happened to those items. We are going to locate where they were kept, recover them, clean them and position them in the gallery where people can see them.”

“These items are priceless and we shall do everything to recover them. We are talking of memorabilia that were put together and kept in a private building 17 years ago when there was no sports Ministry and sports was run by the National Sports Commission,”

“We want to do the proper thing now so that the Hall of Fame can warehouse those priceless memorabilia,” Dare added.

“We are trying to correct alot of things that had gone wrong about 17 years ago. We are determined to correct the wrongs of the past by setting up a proper Hall of Fame.”

 

Chidi Nwoke.