By ISMAILA CHAFE
ABUJA- President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on the conferment of Sarkin Wasanni by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar.
In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina on Tuesday in Abuja, the president described the honour by the Daura Emirate Council as well deserved.
According to the president, the “Sarkin Wasanni” of Nigeria is given to the Minister not only for his contributions to sports development in the Daura emirate but across Nigeria
He commended Dare, who is also the Agbaakin of Ogbomoso land, for spearheading spectacular accomplishments in the ministry, which helped shift the focus to sports as business and no longer mere recreation.
Buhari added, ”the revamp of infrastructure in the sector, new policy to improve sports development and athletes’ welfare, and more, are testaments of the new orientation in our sports and the central role it plays as a tool for peace, unity and diplomacy.”
He recognised the tremendous energy, passion and dedication Dare brought to the job.
According to him, this has inspired many young Nigerians to excel in the track, field and other personal vocations, raising the bar that with discipline, patience and consistency, success is sure.
The president believed that this new cap of responsibility would inspire the minister to do more for God and the country.
He offered his best wishes to Dare and his family. (NAN)