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Nigeria To Partner Egypt In Youth, Sports Development

Nigeria and Egypt will go into partnership by  exploring areas of mutual  benefits for the growth of the youth and sports industry in both countries.
Speaking in Cairo, Egypt at the sidelines of the Association of National Olympics  Committee of Africa (ANOCA) General  Assembly, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, said “Sports plays an important  role in International  Relations, fosters unity, builds friendship and develops the youth population. Nigeria and Egypt stand to derive alot of  benefits by going into partnership in Youth and Sports Development. As two pacesetters on the continent, Nigerian  and Egyptian youths can get alot of mileage if we explore areas of mutual benefits  for the growth of our two countries.Youth are the active  participants in sports, once they are taken care of, a better future is assured.This meeting is quite timely, coming at a time we are preparing for the Olympics. Sports can be used to conquer  Covid-19 as the world is united to win the scourge through  sports.”
In his response, Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Professor Ashraf Sobhy  said, “We can make alot of difference if we  deploy sports for  youth empowerment, build bridges of unity and enhance social  mobilization. The potentials of the future  lies in our Youth, so they must be properly trained  to meet the challenges  of a new world order”.
Dare used  the opportunity of the meeting to introduce the DEEL programme,  assuring that the two countries could collaborate to make the initiative more beneficial.
Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, His Excellency  Nura Abba Rimi, NOC President Engineer  Habu Gumel are also attending the General Assembly.
The Minister was recently honoured by ANOCA for his commitment to the development of sports in Africa.
He is attending the General Assembly on the invitation of ANOCA President Mr. Mustapha  Berraf.

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