Nigeria To Partner Egypt In Youth And Sports Dev’t

Nigeria To Partner Egypt In Youth And Sports Dev’t

By Joel Ajayi

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

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 Mr 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 two pacesetters on the continent, Nigerian and Egyptian youth 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”

Mr Dare used the opportunity of the meeting to introduce the DEEL program, 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 was recently honoured by ANOCA for his commitment to the development of Sports in Africa.

He is attending  the General Assembly on the invitation of ANOCA President Mr Mustapha  Berraf.

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