In a bid to re-position sports as a business platform in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development formed a partnership with the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) at the first inter-ministerial summit on sports development which held between November 19 and 20th, 2019.
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The Nigerian sports ministry is set to hold its first inter-ministerial technical session on sports on Thursday, November 21, 2019, and Friday, November 22, 2019, at the NESG Office at Unity Tower, Herbert Macaulay Way, Abuja to achieve its goal of making the sports sector economically productive to Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has expressed eagerness to reposition sports as a business and shift the focus of sports from being a social service sector, to make it attractive to the Organized Private Sector.
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The ministry and the NESG resolved to escalate the conversation on the need to institutionalize sports as a private sector led industry in line with global best practices and the agenda to develop youth-based vibrant sectors to drive the Nigerian economy….
The technical session will bring together seven ministers from selected key ministries, including education, information and culture, women affairs, industry, trade and investment, finance, budget and national planning, youth and sports development and humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development…
They will brainstorm in sector-specific breakout sessions and harmonise cross-cutting, cross-sectorial issues with significant impact on the development of a reformed and repositioned sports industry in the country.Yinka Iyinolakan (Head, Corporate Communications at NESG)
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