Few days after he was confered with the Hero of Democracy award in Abuja, another award has been confered on Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes.
The award, Friend of Ibadanland award, was bestowed on the Minister for his contributions to uplifting the youth, development of Oyo State and Nigeria in general during a colourful award ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday, 20 June, 2021.
According to the President of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Chief Yemi Soladoye, “We are grateful to Chief Sunday Dare for his commitment and support to the development of Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria at large.
“Since he became Minister, he has not only supported our activities, but offered us the use of facilities for the Ibadan Week without charges. He has displayed uncommon love and kindness towards Ibadan. It is for these and other reasons that we are honouring him today with the most outstanding Friend of Ibadanland award. For the avoidance of doubt, Ibadan is celebrating Chief Sunday Dare today because of the hands of friendship he has been extending to Ibadanland since he became the Minister of Youth and Sports Development in 2019”.
In his response, Dare thanked the CCII for the honour, assuring them that he would continue to work for the progress of Ibadan, Oyo state and Nigeria in general.
“I’m humbled and greatly honoured by this award. I promise to fund an endowment for the development of Ibadan for the next ten years.”
A former Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development in the state, Barrister Kunle Ishola was confered with the Most Patriotic Ibadan Indigene award.