Vanguard Newspaper Sports editor Mr. Tony Ubani has described the minister of sports and youth development as “truly” a minister of sports.
Mr Ubani made the commendation made when he appeared on the Sports Ville TV programme as a guest analyst.
Commenting on the recent flag off of the Torch of Unity in the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the President Muhammadu Buhari, he said, “It was a very good sight to behold seeing the President himself very active with the Governor of Edo state and the Sports Minister Sunday Dare. It was a very good moment for everybody to know that indeed sports has really come back.
“We know that Sports is a tool that unites the country. It was so apparent, so palpable even at the occasion when we saw the Minister and of course the President lifting the Torch of Unity. That’s how united Nigeria has always been and if there’s one instrument that holds us together, it is Sports.
“Remarkable also is the fact that the President recognises that he has appointed a Sports Minister who knows and listens. A Sports Minister who has been doing well, according athletes their respects because according to him, athletes welfare remains the best thing, because without the athletes, there will be no Sports”.
Recall that the movement of the Torch of Unity was flagged off Thursday in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Minister scheduled to visit the host state of the National Sports Festival Edo state, for inspection of facilities ahead of the event (Edo 2020) coming up in March.