COVID-19: Dare Leads Sports Icons Awareness Campaign

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Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare

By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos 

As part of efforts  to stem the spread  of   the COVID-19 scourge, Minister of the Federal Ministry of Youth and  Sports Development (FMYSD), Mr Sunday Dare  has teamed up with  some Nigerian   sports  icons and the Nigerian  Olympic  Committee  on a massive awareness  campaign    to educate  people on keeping safe. 

 Iconic sports stars like  Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Mary Onyali, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan, Eniefiok Udo-Obong, Chika , Segun Odegbami, Samsom Siasia,  Funke Oshinaike, Chika Chukwumerije, Ahmed Musa, President of the Nigerian  Olympic  Committee   Ahmed Gumel among   others are leading  the campaign  of educating  Nigerians and the world to fight the dreaded  virus.

The campaign message initiated by  Dare is echoed  by  41 former and current international athletes from Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Football, Handball, Judo, Para-Athletics, Powerlifting, Para-Rowing, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Volleyball.

The objective of the campaign by the FMYSD   is to enlighten  the public about the virus, what to  to do to contain  the spread and  to keep  hope alive.

The campaign  which has gone viral has received  wide acclaim across  the wide spectrum of the sports terrain

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