Olubadan with Mr. Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Akin Dare has received Most Distinguished Friend of Ibadan award from Central Council of Ibadan Indigens, CCII. The award came barely days after the honourable minister was given Hero of Democracy award.

Chief Sunday Dare and Olubadan of Ibadanland

The award tagged Merit Award was bestowed on the Minister for his contributions to Uplifting the youth, Development of Oyo State and Nigeria in general during a colourful award ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday.

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According to the President of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes Chief Yemi Soladoye “We are grateful to Chief Sunday Dare for his commitment and support to the Development of Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria at large. Since he became Minister, he has not only supported our activities, but offered us the use of facilities for the Ibadan Week without charges.

Chief Sunday Dare and CCII President

“He has displayed uncommon love and kindness towards Ibadan. It is for these and other reasons that we are honouring him today with the most outstanding Friend of Ibadanland award. For the avoidance of doubt, Ibadan is celebrating Chief Sunday Dare today because of the hands of friendship he has been extending to Ibadanland since he became the Minister of Youth and sports Development in 2019.”

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In his response, Dare thanked the CCII for the honour, assuring them that he would continue to work for the progress of Ibadan, Oyo state and Nigeria in general.
” I’m humbled and greatly honoured by this award. I promise to fund an endowment for the development of Ibadan for the next ten years.”
“Ibadanland with his imperial majesty present, has given me an award of the most outstanding friend of Ibadanland. I am humbled, I am appreciative of the Ibadan people and I would continue to give my own quota to the development of Ibadan and the entirety of Oyo State.”
Speaking about insecurity in Ibadan, Dare explained that he had issued a statement calling on Governor Seyi Makinde to stop, do what is right and prevent Oyo State from slipping into anarchy. We have experienced eight years before now and we didn’t experience this kind of anarchy, this state of insecurity.
“It is enough. The government must stand up and do what it is expected to do by the constitution and the law. The life of every citizen is important. We can ask for support from the Federal Government. The federal government would help any state that does that and I expect that the governor would do that.
“I know every citizen of this state would support the governor and I think that should happen,” he added.
A former Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development Barrister Kunle Ishola was confered with the Most Patriotic Ibadan Indigene Award.

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