A former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, has reacted to the appointment of Sunday Dare as Minister of Youth and Sports.
Alao-Akala, in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, described Dare’s portfolio as “a very sensitive” which has a major contribution to the success of Nigeria.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Mr. Sunday Dare as a federal minister is very laudable,” he said. “He is not only a politician but also a technocrat of international repute who will bring to bear, his rich pool of experience to galvanise the needed support for Mr. President’s next level agenda,” he said.
He added that “the Honourable Minister who was posted to a very sensitive ministry – Youths and Sports. Therefore, he should give his best in tackling high wave of unemployment bedeviling the country. The success of his ministry is undoubtedly the success of Nigeria.”
Noting that, “Mr. Sunday Dare optimumly delivered in his previous public service assignments” Alao-Akala expressed confidence that the new Youth and Sports Minister, who he described as a result-oriented person, “has the required capacity to help move Nigeria to the next level of economic prosperity.”
Alao-Akala noted that all those who made the ministerial list from the South-West have credible track records of performance and urged them to do the Yoruba nation proud in their national callings.
The former ADP governorship candidate concluded by calling on the people of Oyo State and the state chapter of All Progressives Congress(APC) to support Dare with prayers as he resumes at his new duty post.