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Nigeria to Partner Egypt for Youth and Sports Development


Nigeria to Partner Egypt for Youth and Sports Development

Nigeria to Partner Egypt for Youth and Sports Development

Nigeria and Egypt will go into partnership by  exploring  areas of mutual  benefits for the growth of the Youth and sports industry.

Speaking in Cairo,  Egypt at  the sidelines  of the Association  of National Olympics  Committee of Africa (ANOCA) General  Assembly,  Minister  of Youth and sports Development Sunday Dare said:”  Sports plays an important  role in international  relations, fosters unity, builds friendship and develops the youth population. Nigeria and Egypt stand to  derive a lot of  benefits by going  into partnership in youth and sports development.

“As  pacesetters on the continent, Nigerian and Egyptian youths can get a lot of mileage if we explore areas of mutual benefits  for the growth of our two countries. Youth are the active  participants in sports, once they are taken care  of, a better future is assured.

“This meeting  is quite timely, coming at a time we are preparing  for the Olympics. Sports can be used to conquer  COVID-19 as the world  is united to win the scourge through  sports.”

In his response,  Egypt’s Minister of Youth and  Sports Development Professor Ashraf Sobhy  said:” We can make a lot of difference if we  deploy sports for  youth empowerment, build bridges of  unity and  enhance social  mobilization. The potentials of the future  lies in our Youth, so they must be properly trained  to meet the challenges  of a new world order”

Dare used  the opportunity of the meeting to introduce the DEEL programme,  assuring that the two countries could collaborate to make the initiative more beneficial.

Nigerian  Ambassador  to Egypt  His Excellence  Nura Abba Rimi, NOC President  Engineer  Habu Gumel  are  also attending the General Assembly.

The Minister who was recently  honoured by ANOCA for his commitment  to the development of Sports in Africa, is attending  the General Assembly  on the invitation  of ANOCA President Mustapha  Berraf.



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