TEAM NIGERIA UK VISITS SPORTS MINISTER, SOLOMON DALUNG
The management executives of Team Nigeria (UK) International, Nigeria’s official sporting team in diaspora, founded by Mr. David Doherty, met with the Nigerian Honourable for Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung in his office recently.
Accompanying the grassroots sports development team to the Minister’s office was the Principal Officer to Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at the Imo state directorate for employment and job center, Hon. Remy Chukwunyere, a vibrant, young, youth and community leader, who is very passionate about the development of the African youth in general.
Other management executives of the team received by Dalung, were Mrs. Patricia Edonya the Project Manager, Tara Alade the team’s Physiotherapist, Mr. Dare Gbadebo, a media crew member of the team and Mr. Victor Uche Obioma the team’s Imo state representative.
After the introductory message made to the Minister, by Mr. Doherty, Barrister Solomon Dalung responded in affirmative of meeting the team’s executives in London, United Kingdom, earlier this year during the Africa Commonwealth Summit.
He furthermore appreciates the efforts of the team, making it known that he is fully aware on the success of the open football trials held in Owerri and Abuja respectively, by Team Nigeria (UK) International.
However, he informed that the Federal Ministry for Youth and Sports Development is available to partner with Team Nigeria UK on any of its project channelled towards developing the Nigerian youths.
During the meeting, the Honourable Minister revealed how prepared Team Nigeria is for the 2016 Olympics as he informed that that the nation’s contingent are set to storm Brazil for the prestigious tournament.
However, Barrister Dalung thanked His Excellency, Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for being the first to embrace the massive job creation program for youths in football and other sporting activities of Team Nigeria (UK) International to the Nigerian youths.
He further informed that the programs of Team Nigeria (UK) International are in line with the the overall vision of his ministry and said, it will not be a waste of resources if all federal government funds are channelled into youth empowerment.
Barrister Dalung, thanked Governor Okorocha, for embracing the project and promised to give him every support he needs for it to succeed.
Team Nigeria (UK) International CEO, Mr. David Doherty during the meeting with the Minister (Dalung), informed him about the need to expand the scope of the project to other states in the federation, having successfully taken off in Imo state in partnership with the Imo state Directorate for Employment and Job Centre.
In his brief remarks, Hon. Remy Chukwunyere, the Principal Officer, to the Governor on Employment and Job Creation informed the Minister that the Imo state Government, quickly embraced the project because the Governor is in a hurry to create jobs and empower Imo youths in line with his Job Job, Employment Employment and Factory Factory vision for Imo state.
At the end of the strategic meeting with the Sports Minister, a framed merchandise was presented to Barr. Solomon Dalung by the management of Team Nigeria (UK) International, as the Sports Minister also received a framed merchandise to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), through his office. While they also had the opportunity of signing the condolence register of the late Super Eagles Head Coach and former Captain, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi at the office of the Honourable Minister.
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