Sports Minister Calls For Collective Efforts To Actualise Nigeria Dream
By Amaechi Agbo
The minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare has called on all Nigerians to join hand together to build the dream Nigeria.
The minister made the call during his 59th Independence message to Nigeria youths yesterday.
The minister who noted that the youths in the country remain the most active population added that President Mohammadu Buhari’s vision to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years is achievable if greater efforts are channelled towards the youth.
“On the occasion of our nation’s 59th Independence anniversary today, I felicitate with Nigerians, particularly our vibrant youth that form an active segment of our population.
“Our country stands at the threshold of history under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari as the administration continues to correct the ills of the past and strives to bequeath a legacy of a prosperous Nigeria.
“Mr. President’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years is achievable if we focus on developing our youth that make up the chunk of our population to become globally competitive and equipped to contribute to national development. This is a drive I am committed to spearhead.
“In pursuit of this, over the past few weeks of assuming office, we have laid the building blocks of programmes that will not only rejuvenate our sports but also develop our youth through a combination of empowerment and employment.
An economically empowered youth, is an emancipated youth and the multiplier effect on the nation is better felt, than imagined. We are poised to delivering this, in line with the Presidential Mandate.
“As we celebrate today, let us focus on things that unite us, and deemphasize those that deepen division. Bitterness, ethno-religious division and strife have no place in the prosperous Nigeria of our dreams.
“We must join hands to build the nation we seek. If we all do what is
right within our sphere of influence, the New Nigeria we desire will rise. The
occasion of our nation’s 59th Independence anniversary is a good time to remind
ourselves that change begins with us,” the minister said.
Nigeria on Tuesday marked her 59th Independence Anniversary having gained freedom from British colonialists on October 1st 1960.