We are working on new policy for sports, says Dare
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has disclosed that he is working on a new sports policy for the country, even as he outlined key areas he is focusing on as he strives to take Nigerian sports to greater heights.
The minister who spoke on Sportsville, a sports television show on Channels TV yesterday, said he hopes to come up with a unique sports industry policy that would be the first ever for the country.
He said, “We want to deliver on a sports industry policy, the first ever for this country that would move sports away from recreation to being an economic activity that can create jobs, put more value on our athletes and open up a new line of revenue for the federal government.”
Dare pointed out that without a solid sports policy attracting the right investment into sports would be difficult, adding, “we can’t have the incentives needed to bring back a resurgence to our sports.”He revealed that three key areas were currently top on his priority.
“For me, as we speak, focus areas are infrastructure mandatory, grassroots sports development mandatory, welfare of athletes mandatory and most importantly, as I said, is policy…ultimately, I want to deliver a sports industry policy.”