Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has congratulated Sunday Dare on appointment as minister of youth and sports, charging him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in transforming and repositioning his ministry.
Mr Dare was sworn into President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet at a ceremony held in Abuja on Wednesday.
Governor Makinde, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Taiwo Adisa, urged the Ogbomoso-born minister to be a good representative of Oyo and to showcase the “pacesetter qualities of the state” in the new position.
He promised that his government looks forward to having a symbiotic relationship with the Federal Government through Dare, whom he described an ambassador of the state.
“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.
“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.
“It is our prayer that he succeeds in the new assignment and win laurels to the admiration of Nigerians,” Makinde said.