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Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, is to receive a ‘Special Recognition Award’ in the Republic of the Maldives.

Tony Nezianya, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.

He said the award is in recognition of the Minister’s contribution to the development of sports in Nigeria and the African region.

The Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Republic of Maldives, Ahmed Mahloof, said in a statement that the award is being conferred on the minister, not only for his contribution to the development of sports in Nigeria but to the African region as a whole.

”You have carried out the development of sports in your country and African region, we will be conferring the ‘Special Recognition Award’ on your Excellency,” he said.

The conferment ceremony will hold in the Republic of Maldives on March 16, 2023.

The NOC President, Engr. Habu Gumel remarked that the Minister has accomplished a lot to support the growth and development of the youth and deserved recognition.

The event will be attended by the Maldivian President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, world’s renowned athletes as well as Maldivian athletes.

The Maldives is an Indian Ocean country Nestled in the South West of Sri Lanka and India.

It is also an archipelagic nation located in the Indian Ocean and also the smallest country in Asia.

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