Mr Abayomi Oke, a former Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Oyo State has congratulated Mr Sunday Dare on his appointment as Minister of Youths and Sports.
Oke, in a statement, personally signed and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan, described the appointment as well deserved.
The former commissioner described Dare as a technocrat who had over the years demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness in every assignment he undertook.
“Dare is an hardworking man who has distinguished himself in assignments he undertook both at the national and international scene,” he said.
He expressed optimism that Dare would not disappoint the good people of Nigeria and Oyo State in his new assignment, calling on the people to support him.
Also, the Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria(SWAN), Oyo State Chapter has congratulated Dare on his appointment as the Minister of Youths and Sports, describing it as well deserved.
The Association in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Niyi Alebiosu and Adewale Tijani, expressed hope of positive turn around in the ministry considering Dare’s pedigree.
“We have no doubt that this appointment is well deserved, having exhibited high level of professionalism all through your career as a journalist and other assignments you have undertaken.
It expressed confidence that Dare’s professional experience, integrity and high level of humility would no doubt add value to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“As stakeholders in the sports and Journalism sector, we are optimistic that your leadership would give the required commitment to the sector towards repositioning it for greater heights.
“While the task and plight ahead of you will be hectic, we wish you luck and success, and extend our sincere support to your administration in bringing reforms to the ministry and sports in general,” it said.
The Association congratulated Dare on his appointment and wish him every success in his new duties.