Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has assured that sporting activities will soon restart in the country.
Represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Gabriel Aduda in Abuja, the Minister stated this while receiving 10,000 face masks produced by members of the National Youth Service Corp for athletes towards curbing the spread of COVID-19.
The Minister commended the NYSC for the initiative stressing that the ministry would collaborate with other relevant agencies to ensure sporting activities return under the necessary COVID-19 protocols.
“We are here to receive this donation from NYSC towards sporting activities in Nigeria. The truth of the matter is that we are still working with the government, the Presidential Task Force, NCDC, the Ministry of Health to ensure a return to sporting activities,”.
He said the ministry in conjunction with all the Federations and National Council on Sports had put together a strong sports code in line with COVID-19 protocols.
According to the Minister, the code would guide conduct of sporting activities once they get permission from Government to resume.
Earlier, Director General of NYSC Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the 10,000 face mask donated by the Corp Members was targeted at the 2020 National Sports Festival billed to hold later this year.