The Ministry of Youth & Sports Development is seeking the support and partnership of stakeholders in the sports industry, especially the Corporate Nigeria, for the National Youth Games which is scheduled to begin from September 22 and end on September 30, 2016.
The minister, Solomon Dalung, made this known when he visited SuperSport Studios in Lagos to solicit their co-operation for the games.
Dalung thanked studios for their continued contribution towards the development of sports in Nigeria and noted that the industry had enjoyed a seamless relationship – one whose impact can be attested to by Nigerians – with SuperSport.
“We believe that you should be part of everything we do and continue to contribute to sports not only in supporting us but also in promoting whatever ideas we have and advising us where necessary because of your wealth of experience and nurturing it to success.
“This dream has been frustrated either by political activities or lack of funds. It is fundamental to the performance of Nigeria in international competitions, because, if you don’t develop your reservoir of talents, then whatever you are boasting of today is subject to depletion,” Dalung said.
The minister later decorated the General Manager, Strategy, West Africa, Felix Awogu, with a medal, a personalised muffler, head and wrist bands to show appreciation to SuperSport as good sports ambassadors and for its unrivaled contribution to sports development in the country.
Awogu thanked the minister for the honour given to SuperSport and recalled that the studio began early production of the Nigerian league nine years ago with the NTA.