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Dalung: FG will harness sport for peace and sustainable development

Dalung: FG will harness sport for peace and sustainable development
July 22
16:30 2016

The federal ministry of youth and sports has expressed her commitment towards harnessing sport for promoting peace and sustainable development.

This was disclosed by Solomon Dalung, the minister of youth and sport, during an advocacy visit by the delegation of the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Working Group (CYSDP).

The advocacy visit, which was led John Oluwadero, the Africa Regional Representative of CYSDP, aims at advocating for the commitment of the ministry towards promoting Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) best practice in Nigeria.

CYSDP also sought the advocacy support of the minister towards the approval of CYSDP’s Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) advocacy and policy proposal to be presented at the eight Commonwealth sports’ minister meeting taking place by August in Rio, Brazil.


Oluwadero and Dalung


Other members of the delegation are Akinkuade Akintade and Taiwo Adeniyi.

While receiving the delegation, the minister applauded the vision of the CYSDP as it geared towards engaging and empowering young people here by allowing them to influence their future.


He further expresses his commitment towards advocating and supporting the proposal of CYSDP towards establishing a National Youth Advisory Group on Sport for Development and Peace.

The minister advised youths to work hard towards making Nigeria great, as a great future does not come easy and cheap.

He also advised that young people should invest in strength, mental ability and knowledge towards a guaranteed future.

Established in May 2013, Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace (CYSDP) Working Group consists of ten young development practitioners from Commonwealth countries, committed to advocating and promoting the use of sport for development and peace.


Two Nigerians, John Oluwadero and Adeola Taiwo currently serve as the Africa representative for the working group.

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1 Comment

  1. Mathieu
    Mathieu August 03, 10:13

    This looks like a great Best Practice on how to use existing Governance and Governance Structures properly.

    Lots of success

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