President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon.Sunday Dare will depart Nigeria tonight for Portugal to sign bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on sports .
The MoU will be signed with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Portugal’s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa appending their support.
The MoU is coming on the heels of recent agreements signed with Spain, which borders on Sports, Criminal Matters, Extradition and Transfer of Sentenced persons.
However, this MoU with Portugal is slightly different because it bothers only on creating mutualism in sports, which will see exchange of technical-know-how, sporting equipment support for athletics and football development.
This is the seventh Bilateral Agreement facilitated by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare since assuming office in 2019.
The Sports Ministry, under Dare signed an MoU with South Africa on Youth Dialogue and Development, an event that was also attended by Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Executive President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Also, Nigeria Ministry of Sports, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey on youth and sports development in the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
Recently, Hon. Sunday Dare was in Spain, alongside President Muhammadu Buhari where the country also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Spain in the Spanish Capital city of Madrid and the lastest of a long list of mutually beneficial relationships is the visit to Portugal, which would open another chapter of bi-lateral relationship between Nigeria and Portugal in areas of youth and sports development.