The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has introduced a few of his plans for the Youth and Sports sector within the new year.
Dare, in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mr Kola Daniels, mentioned one in all his plan is to renovate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium and ship 4 FIFA customary pitches by the primary quarter of 2020
The minister promised to make sure that sports activities and the youth of Nigeria are taken to the following stage according to the agenda of the Buhari administration.
He promised to make sure that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan counted for Nigeria and Nigerians.
The statement learn: “Talks are ongoing with authorities and some non-public people in regards to the renovation of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, previously Liberty Stadium.
“Our aim is to ship 4 FIFA customary pitches by the primary quarter of 2020 by God’s Grace.
“Our short-term Sports Development Plan for the following two years will progressively unfold.
“It is concentrated on Infrastructure, Athletes Welfare, Grassroots Sports and Sports as a viable enterprise.
“Abuja Stadium is on its means again, National Stadium Lagos is about for concession, not forgetting the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
“The ministry would, in 2020, monitor and make sure the completion of about 20 mini-stadiums throughout the nation.
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He mentioned that the Imo-model of 1 mini-stadium per Local authorities by every state could be marketed.
“The authorities will present and open up extra alternatives for employment, entrepreneurship and abilities acquisition working with strategic implementation companions.
“In this regard, this authorities is in a rush to ratchet up the numbers of engaged youths.
“Our athletes will likely be uncovered to the best coaching, competitions and tenting attainable. The course of is already ongoing and will likely be sustained.
“The minister hinted that the Headmasters Cup for primary schools and Principals Cup would be making a comeback, along with a new Talent Hunt Programme (THP).”