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The United Nations and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports have entered into partnership on sport by presenting footballs and other items to the Internally Displaced Persons to mark the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace.

Permanent Secretary. Federal Ministry of Youth and, Christian Ohaa, former trade unionist and now a Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Peter Akpatason, former Chairman of the house sports committee, Hon Godfrey Gaiya, Under-23 Head Coach, Samson Siasia, GM SuperSport, Felix Awogu and Emmanuel Omije attended the lecture to commemorate the occasion.

They also paid a visit to IDP camp, where they presented 500 balls donated by SuperSport.
Ohaa said that the event was about buying into the UN Charter of using sport for world peace and domesticating it in Nigeria by focusing on youth development.

Akpatason described sports as at tool for the mobilisation of people, while Gaiya clamoured for a day to be set aside to celebrate the essence of sports in the lives of the people.