Buhari Appoints Sunday Dare As Minister For Youth & Sports

Buhari Appoints Sunday Dare As Minister For Youth & Sports

President Buhari on Wednesday August 21, 2019 formally assigned portfolios to all 43 ministerial-designates, three months after his inauguration for a second term.

Buhari Appoints Sunday Dare As Minister For Youth & Sports

Mr Sunday Akin Dare, 53-year-old has been announced as the new Minister for Youth and Sports by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Born on May 29, 1966, Dare takes over from the immediate past minister, Mr Solomon Dalung, who lost his re-nomination bid last month.

Dare, who hails from Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, was the Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), until his nomination as minister. 

He had once served as Media Adviser and Chief of Staff to former governor of Lagos and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

Dare graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University in 1991. He then proceeded to obtain a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos. He later proceeded to Harvard University between 2000 and 2001 where he studied Media and Public Policy.

Mr. Dare has decades of experience in multimedia journalism spanning about 25 years (from 1991 to 2016).

He had last month, sent the list of ministers to the Nigerian Senate for screening, in an exercise that lasted five days.

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