The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Sunday Dare, has expressed delight over the vision of the current Imo State Government for sports development, he also, indicated that the Federal Ministry of Sports would be adopting the model at the federal level.
He said, “I would be canvassing the model in all the other states of the federation as a strategy for developing sports at the grassroots.”
The Minister gave this indication during his keynote address as Special Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony of the ongoing Imo State Sports Summit at the Imo Concorde Hotel Owerri.
Dr. Sunday Dare also lamented the level of rot he saw in Imo Sports facilities while being conducted on a facility tour of the stadia during the visit.
He, however, expressed excitement over the vision and determination of the present Imo Government to change the narrative.
Dr. Dare congratulated Imo State government for what it has put in place to restore the glorious days of sports in the State. He expressed admiration for the Imo model of having every local government build a mini-stadium or upgrade existing one and said the ministry was adopting the model as a strategy for restoring the fortunes of sports from the grassroots to the federal level.
He also expressed hope that the new slogan for Imo would change to “Imo: Home of Sports.”