By Olusola ‘Jide @jide_olusola
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barr Solomon Dalung has been honoured with the 2018 Independent Award for his efforts at developing sports in Nigeria.
The award which was presented by the Katherine Eriom CEO of the Face of Independent Heroes Award at the Ministry on Monday in Abuja, sought to appreciate the minister for his continued support and further encourage other notable persons to do same.
Speaking at the event, Katherine Eriom stated that the award was a means of commending the minister for his outstanding policies enacted since his inception which showcases his passion towards making the Nigerian Youth a youth per excellence.
“ This award stands as an evidence of how well the minister has done, the turn around in the youths and Sports ministry the reformation that has taken over are all tell tale signs of his impact and passion for youth development and sports”, she said.
Thanking the organizers and presenters of the award, Hon Dalung charged the youths to work towards achieving a vibrant and peaceful Nigeria , while engaging in meaningful ventures that will benefit the country economically.
“I appreciate this, I am really touched by this singular act and I am happy about the progress of the youths both in sports and other areas, both agriculture, education and other spheres,
“We are doing our best to see that the youth takes its rightful place in the polity, hence we work together to achieve social harmony, unity and justice.
“Be careful not to be used in this electioneering season as wheel barrow , hence I enjoin you to be diligent in all you do and become successful, be innovative and determined in all you do and stand for what is right, shun thuggery and embrace justice”, he admonished.