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Eventful Friday as Hon. Idris familiarization tour continues.
The Honourable commissioner for Youth and Sport Development, Hon. Idris Musa (Danjuma Oando) today the 7th of February 2020 visited several Offices within his Ministry, this is coming in a week long inspection and familiarization tour by the commissioner as previous outing had kept generating positive intended results, towards the actualisation of the New Direction mandate of his Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello.

The Honourable commissioner and his team were warmly received by the Director of Sport Mr. Sunday Idakwo in his office at the Confluence stadium, were engaged in a chat which had the attendance of all members of the Sport council alongside representatives of the Ministry.

The Director of Sports, Mr Sunday Idakwo who described the Honourable commissioner as a “digital leader” for reason of his unique and high level of maturity displayed upon his few days in office plead the Commissioner to use his good office to address some of the issues and challenges facing the Ministry ranging from the poor Sport facilities/equipment, inadequate labour force and positive reinforcement from the state government amongst others.

Hon. Idris Musa in his address thanked all the staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for their contributions that resulted in the recorded success of yesterday’s Torch of Unity flag off at the government house Lokoja by the National delegates from the Federal Ministry of Sports, Abuja ahead of the Edo 2020 Sports festival coming up in March.

The Honourable commissioner in his remark pledged total commitment to the Ministry’s need anytime and any day. He promised to as a matter of urgency channel the tabled challenges of the Ministry to the State government for apt response stressing the importance of the Ministry as medium for internal revenue generation in contributing to a boost in State economy.


The Honourable Commissioner then commenced inspection on the state of available facilities; the Gymnasium, Sport Complex hall, the swimming pool, hand ball court, table tennis hall among other sporting equipments as playing grounds were not left out.

Honourable Idris further expressed his commitment to improving on the current Sporting activities in line with the New Direction agenda of the amiable Governor of Kogi State. He further in response added that work on the un-tap Sporting activities which the Ministry is in dare need of, will soon commence.


Earlier today, the workaholic Commissioner also proceeded to the State Secretariat of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Lokoja as part of his familiarization tour in the company of Heads of the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development where they were warmly received by the the Director, Mr T.O Lasaki, who appreciated the commissioner for registering his presence at their headquarter barely a week in office and further disclosed the unalloyed commitment of the commission, NYSC to partner with the Ministry towards achieving her mandate in the State.

The Honourable commissioner in his remark thanked the Director Mr T.O Lasaki and the commission over their previous relations stressing his openness to work in synergy with all related commissions towards delivering on the New Direction mandate of Governor Yahaya Bello.

Hon Idris was also at the head office of Youth Empowerment Social Support Operation, (YESSO) along side his team. The honourable Commissioner upon his warm reception by Head of the unit, Elder Oladogbo Kana engaged in a strategic indoor meeting on the way forward.

Apeh Mordecai
Media aide to the honorable Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development, Kogi State.

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