Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s 35th Sports Minister clocks three on the saddle

Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s 35th Sports Minister clocks three on the saddle
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Sunday A. Dare

BY KUNLE SOLAJA.

It is three years today that Nigeria’s sports minister, Sunday Dare was sworn in into the federal cabinet.

He was sworn in along with the others on 21 August 2019. He thus becomes the 35th person to supervise Nigerian sports since Chief Joseph Modupe Johnson (JMJ) in 1960.

Dare is also the ninth person from the South West to occupy the position of supervisory minister of sports Nigeria.

Before assumption into office as minister, he  has worked in diverse aspects of the media and has decades of multimedia journalism experience spanning over 25 years.

Prior to his nomination for ministerial position, he served as the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)

Dare’s predecessors

·  Joseph Modupe Johnson         (1960-1964)

·  Hon. J.C. Obande                  (1965-1971)

·  Henry Adefope                        (1971-1975)

·  Olufemi Olutoye            (1975-1977)

·  Dan Isokrari                 (1977-1978)

·  Paulinus Amadike                  (1979 -1981)

·  Adebisi Ogedengbe        (1982-1983)

·  Buba Ahmed                 (1983)

·  Bennett Birabi              (1983)

·  Emeka Omeruah           (1984-1985)

·  Ahmed  Abdulahi           (1985-1986)

·   Bayo Lawal                   (1986-1988)

·  Alabo Graham Douglas  (1989-1990)

·  Anthony Ikazoboh                  (1990-1991)

·  Yohana Kure                 1991-1992)

·  Alex Akinyele                 (1992 -1993)

·  Sylvanus Akinwunmi     (1993 -1994)

·  Shola Rhodes               (1994- 1995)

·  Jim Nwobodo                (1995-1997)

·  Emeka Omeruah           (1997 –1999)

·  Damishi Sango             (1999-2001)

·  Ishaya Mark Aku           (2001-2002)

·  Stephen Akiga               (2002-2003)

·  Musa Mohammed          (2003-2005)

·  Saidu Sambawa             (2005-2006)

·  Bala Bawa Ka’oje           (2006 -2007)

·  Abdurahaman Gimba     (2007 -2008)

·  Sani Ndanusa               (2008-2010)

·  Ibrahim Isa Bio             (2010)

·  Taoheed Adedoja           (2010 – 2011)

·  Yusuf Suleiman            (2011)  

·  Bolaji Abdulahi             (2011-2014)

·  Tamuno Danagogo         (2014 – 2015)

·  Solomon Dalung            (2015 – 2019)

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