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Sports Minister pledges support for Nigerian Sports Award


Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has pledged to provide necessary support for organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) as part of effort to motivate Nigerian athletes.

Dare disclosed yesterday during a courtesy visit by the panel of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) to his office in Abuja.

According to him, supporting this laudable initiative would serve as huge motivation to athletes.

“The Ministry can collaborate and key into the activities of Nigerian Sports Award by providing financial support for the organisation. This would go a long way to show the commitment of the Ministry to this crucial area of motivation for our teeming athletes,” Dare said.


Meanwhile, the nominations of Sportsmen and women for the various categories of awards for the 2019 edition will close tomorrow, October 13, 2019.

A statement signed by Executive Director of the award, Kayode Idowu disclosed that the 2019 Nigeria Sports Award was still open to the general public particularly sport loving community to nominate deserving athletes of their choice.

Idowu restated the call for all sports loving Nigerians, who has not taken part in the process to take advantage of the opportunity of the remaining few hours to nominate their favourite Nigerian athletes who have recorded excellence performance this year for the 2019 award programme.

“This is a big reminder for sport loving fans to participate in 2019 Nigerian Sports Award by nominating athletes of their choice. With nomination expected to close on Sunday, we urge the general public to visit the award website to nominate their preferred choice of athlete(s),” Idowu said.

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