MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORT

  • Hon. Commissioner for Youth and Sports

    AGENCIES AND PARASTAL:

    1. Kogi State Sports Council

    2. Kogi State Youth Skill Acquisition and Training Centre.

    The Kogi State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has the mandate of identifying and developing sports for the State and also identify and develop talents in various sporting activities who will not only win laurels in all sporting championships – Local, National and International, but also develop the minds and character of young persons in the State who form bulk of the majority of the State’s population.

    The Ministry has the mandate of engaging youths in positive ventures through various skill acquisition and youth empowerment  programmes, giving the youths inspirations and guardians required to set goals and achieve them, helping them to raise success consciousness, through success attitude development that leads to capacity building, creation and enjoyment of wealth on a lasting basis.

    i.        2016 International Youth Day

    The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in August 2016 celebrated International Youth Day. It’s a United Nation’s Programme to celebrate youths allover the world. Activities engaged by the Kogi    youths to celebrate the day includes: Peace Walk, to draw awareness   for the need for peace in the State, and symposium that centred on youth against crime and social vices.

    ii.   CJN Sports Competition 2016

    The 22nd Edition of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Games, known as the Judiciary Games was sponsored by the State Government. The games which took place from the 29th August – 7th September, 2016 was organized and supervised by the Ministry.

    iii. The Ministry participated in the five State invitation wresting championship held in Ananbra State. Kogi State won 6 Gold medals in the Championship.

    iv. At the First Japan Ambassador Judo Championship held in Abuja from the 27th November – 3rd December, 2016, the Ministry participated and the State won 1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals.

    v. Kogi State Ministry of Youths and sports participated at the FCT Armature Inter-State Boxing Championship, held from the 7th – 11th December, 2016, and won 2 Gold medal, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals respectively.

    vi.  The Ministry also participated in the zonal under 17 Handball Championship in Markudi Bunue State and won Silver medal.

    vii. In 2016, the Ministry took the State Beach Soccer Team KADA 2016 Championship and won Gold medal and the overall best team of the championship.

    viii.  CBN North Central Entrepreneurship Development centre.

    The activities of this centre established for the entrepreneurship Development of youth of the zone is domiciled in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. The Ministry has attended several   meeting of its Technical Advisory Committee in Markudi, the Benue State Capital, and talks are ongoing by the Ministry with the Central Bank to establish an outreach of the centre in Kogi State.

     COLLABORATIONS:

    In the areas of youth empowerment, skills and capacity development, the  Ministry has identified some development partners and talks are on going for the training of over 5000 Kogi youths in various skills, and educational assistance on this, significant success has been recorded with the following development partners:

    i. Global Institute for Advance and Professional Studies (GIFAPS) – Education and skills Acquisition Programmes.

    ii. Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) – provision of tools, training, and technology to promote leadership. This is an International collaboration scheme that will lead to the provision of 500,000 jobs opportunities and a National Service Centre.

    NOTE:

    Its pertinent to note that, at the early stage of the present administration, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development organized A Youth Interactive forum with the Governor to mark the 100 days in office of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

    A novelty match was also organized by the Ministry between the Executive and the Local Government Administrators to mark the 2016 Democracy Day.

  • ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MINISTRY (JUNE 2016 – SEPT. 2017

    Note: Comrade Arome Gabriel Adoji was first  appointed by His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State as the Special Adviser on Youth Empowerment, Sports and Students Affairs on the 3rd March, 2016 and served in that capacity until 3rd June, 2016 When he was elevated and appointed as the Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports. The position he occupies to date.

    AGENCIES AND PARASTAL:
    1)    Kogi State Ministry of Youth and Sports
    2)    Kogi State Sports Council
    3)    Kogi State Youth Skill Acquisition and Training Centre
    The Kogi State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has the mandate of identifying and developing sports for the State and also identify and develop talents in various sporting activities who will not only win laurels in all sporting championships – Local, National and International, but also develop the minds and character of young persons in the State who form bulk of the majority of the State’s population.
    The Ministry has the mandate of engaging youths in positive ventures through various skill acquisitions and youth empowerment programmes, giving the Youths inspirations and guardians required to set goals and achieve them, helping them to raise success consciousness, through success attitude development that leads to capacity building, creation and enjoyment of wealth on a lasting basis.
    ACHIEVEMENTS AS SPECIAL ADVISER ON YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, SPORTS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
    •    Institutional Collaboration: Comrade Arome Gabriel Adoji on the 6th – 7th April, 2016 paid a working visit on institutional Collaboration to the Director, Development Finance department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, corporate headquarters Abuja and the Director General (SMEDAN). This visit led to the composition and series of meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee meetings of CBN North-central Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Makurdi, Benue State, comprising of Kogi, Benue, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Kwara and FCT. Talks are on going for the establishment of such centre for Kogi state exclusively.
    •    Youth Interactive Forum To Mark His Excellency’s 100 Days In Office: Comrade Arome Gabriel Adoji organized Youth Interactive session with the Governor. The programme which was organized to mark the Governors 100 days was the first of its kind and recorded attendance of over 4000 participants.
    •    Novelty football match: On the 29th May,, 2016, a novelty football match was organized between the Executive team captained by His Excellency the Executive Governor and the Administrators team captained by the Deputy Governor. This was to mark the Democracy Day and foster cordial relationship between the state executive members and the local government administrators.
    •    Brokered peace talk between the Kogi polytechnic students and the Hausa community: The ugly incident that led to the killing of a female student by a motorcycle operator. A committee comprising of the vigilantes, security operatives, the student body and the commercial motorcycle operators was set up by Comrade Arome Gabriel Adoji which led to amicable settlement of the dispute and curtailed further aggression.
    •    Kogi beach soccer team in Ghana: Comrade Arome Gabriel Adoji assisted the Kogi State Beach Soccer Team to Ghana where they emerged the overall Champion of the KETA Cup.

    AS HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS.
    •    2016 International Youth Day The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in August 2016 celebrated International Youth Day. It’s a United Nation’s Programme to celebrate youths allover the world. Activities engaged by the Kogi     youths to celebrate the day includes: Peace Walk, to draw awareness     for the need for peace in the State, and symposium that centered on youth against crime and social vices with the Chief of Staff address  to the  youths.
    •    CJN Sports Competition 2016 The 22nd Edition of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Games, known     as the     Judiciary Games was sponsored by the State Government. The games     which took place from the 29th August – 7th September, 2016 was     organized and supervised by the Ministry.
    •    The Ministry participated in the five State invitation wresting championship held in Ananbra State. Kogi State won 6 Gold medals     in the Championship.
    •    At the First Japan Ambassador Judo Championship held in Abuja from the 27th November – 3rd December, 2016, the Ministry participated and the State won 1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals.
    •    Kogi State Ministry of Youths and sports participated at the FCT Armature Inter-State Boxing Championship, held from the 7th – 11th December, 2016, and won 2 Gold medal, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal respectively.
    •    The Ministry also participated in the zonal under 17 Handball Championship in Markudi Bunue State and won Silver medal.
    •    In 2016, the Ministry took the State Beach Soccer Team KADA 2016 Championship and won Gold medal and the overall best team of the championship.
    •    CBN North Central Entrepreneurship Development centre: The activities of this centre established for the entrepreneurship     Development of youth of the zone is domiciled in the Ministry of     Youth and Sports Development. The Ministry has attended several     meeting of its Technical Advisory Committee in Markudi, the Benue     State Capital, and talks are ongoing by the Ministry with the Central Bank to establish an outreach of the centre in Kogi State.
    •    Kogi State attended the 3rd National Youth games at Ilorin from 7th – 17th September, 2017. Kogi Performed credibly well by winning;
    a)    2 Gold medals
    b)    3 Silver medal s and
    c)    5 bronze medals
    COLLABORATIONS:
    In the areas of youth empowerment, skills and capacity development,     the Ministry has identified some development partners and talks are on going for the training of over 5000 Kogi youths in various skills, and educational assistance on this, significant success has been recorded with the following development partners:
    1.    Global Institute for Advance and Professional Studies (GIFAPS) – Education and skills Acquisition Programmes. So far Comrade Arome Gabriel Adoji has given over 150 scholarships to students across the 3 senatorial districts through the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, with the name of His Excellency. This is done in conjunction with Global Institute for Advance and Professional Studies (GIFAPS) at the Kingsley College of Education Ilorin, Kwara state.
    2.    Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) – provision of tools, training, and technology to promote leadership. This is an International collaboration scheme that will lead to the provision of 500,000 jobs opportunities and a National Service Centre.


    Comr. Arome Gabriel Adoji
        Honourable Commissioner

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