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Kogi state Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Monday A. Anyebe says the Ministry will be given face Lift and necessary attention under Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo.


Hon. Monday Anyebe stated this shortly after taking over affairs of the Ministry in Lokoja.


He said the present administration under Governor Usman Ododo has passion for sports and Youth development, hence efforts will be intensified to attain set objectives.


Hon. Monday A. Anyebe explained that his coming to the Ministry was a mandate of the Governor to get things right in the right way towards the progress and development of the Ministry and the state as a whole.

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According to him, as a Youth Governor, Alhaji Usman Ododo would ensure the state witnes tremendous achievement, especially on Youth Development, saying everything humanly possible would be put in to place to achieve the lofty objectives.



The Commissioner noted that the Governor has put in place measures to address challenges confronting the Ministry to ensure attainment of its set goals.


Hon. Monday A..Anyebe while also addressing management and staff of the Ministry, advised them to take their work seriously and avoid dereliction of duty.


“Let me advise and warn you all that my leadership will not tolerate lateness, absenteeism and rumour mongering, let each and everyone of you face his or her business while in office to ensure smooth working relationship”.

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Hon. Monday Anyebe promised to run an open door administration that will bring accelerated progress and development to the Ministry, advising against what he described as “pull him down syndrome”.


Shortly after the taking over and interaction with the staff of the Ministry, the Commissioner later paid on the spot assessment visit to the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja where he assured that the present administration under Governor Usman Ododo will make the stadium the best for sporting activities, both in Nigeria and beyond.


The Commissioner also expressed appreciation to the Governor for appointing him into his cabinet and promised to deliver in line with the mandate.

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Speaking on behalf of the Staff and management, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Baje Janet Mojisola welcomed the new Commissioner to the Ministry and assured of maximum cooperation.



According to the Information Officer of the Ministry, James Sani all Heads of the Departments were present at the handing and taking over ceremony.


Edited by Ali Atabor

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