Veteran Journalist Sunday Dare has been appointed, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as Sports Minister, replacing Solomon Dalung, who served in the position for four years.
The appointment of Dare Sunday was confirmed on Wednesday:
36) Rauf Aregbesola – Osun, Interior
37) Sunday Dare – Oyo, Youth and Sports
38) Dame Pauline Tallen – Plateau, Women Affairs
39) Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers, Transportation
40) Mohammed Maigari Dangyadi – Sokoto, Police Affairs #NextLevelCabinet
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Until his current designation, the 53 year-old, held no prior administrative position in Sports.
Things You need to know about the Minister of Youth and Sports (Source: Wikipedia):
Sunday Dare has over two decade of journalism experience spanning over 25 years before 2016 when he was appointed as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
He served as the Chief of Staff / Special Adviser on media to former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He was appointed Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Information and Communications.
He served as Chief, Hausa Service, African Division at Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC between 2001 to 2009.