The Honourable Minister of Youths and Sports, Hon. Sunday Dare has pledged the willingness of the Ministry to partner with the Public Complaints Commission to fight corruption in the country using sporting activities among the youths.
The Minister made this pledge on Friday when the Honourable Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
Hon. Dare stressed the need for the youths to be in the forefront in the fight against corruption considering the fact that they constitute a large percentage of the population and could be used for negative purposes if not properly guided.
He assured the Commission that his Ministry will not relent in giving its support to sporting activities that are aimed at fighting corruption in the country.
Speaking earlier, the Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf said the purpose of his visit was to seek the support and partnership of the Ministry towards the organization of the 2022 Anti-Corruption Marathon and 4th Edition of the National Youth and Students’ Summit in Abuja.
The Chief Commissioner emphasized that sports is a unifying factor which is capable of bringing together youths irrespective of their ages, religions, gender or ethnic groups.
He solicited the support of the Ministry towards making this year’s Edition of the event a success and assured the Hon. Minister that it would be made a veritable platform for wider advocacy for unity and the fight against corruption among the youths.
The National Anti-Corruption Marathon and Youth and Students’ Summit is an annual event supported by the Public Complaints Commission.