Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has congratulated the newly-appointed Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, charging him to use his wealth of experience to transform and reposition the ministry.
Sunday, who was born in Ogbomoso was sworn-in by the president on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Makinde, in a press statement released on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa urged the sports minister to be a good ambassador of the state and showcase the pacesetter qualities of the state in the new position.
“On behalf of the good people of Oyo State, I congratulate Mr Sunday Dare on his appointment as the Minister of Youth and Sports.
“By this appointment, Mr Dare has become an ambassador of Oyo State, which has always been the pace-setter in all positive ramifications and we charge the new minister to keep that flag of excellence flying.
He also stated that his administration would be looking forward to having a symbiotic relationship with the Federal Government through Dare, who is now an ambassador of the state.
“I urge him to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the ministry and we will like to state that as a people-oriented Government and one that has made the commitment to bring about positive change in the life of the people of the state, we are ready to have a symbiotic relationship with the Federal Government through Mr. Dare.”
He, therefore, prayed that he succeeds in the new assignment and “win laurels to the admiration of Nigerians”.