53-year-old Mr Sunday Akin Dare has been announced as the new Minister for Youth and Sports by President Muhammadu Buhari, Igbere TV reports.
Born on May 29, 1966, Dare takes over from the immediate past minister, Mr Solomon Dalung, who lost his re-nomination bid last month.
Dare, who hails from Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, was the Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), until his nomination as a minister.
He had once served as Media Adviser and Chief of Staff to former governor of Lagos and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University in 1991. He then proceeded to obtain a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos. He later proceeded to Harvard University between 2000 and 2001 where he studied Media and Public Policy.
Mr. Dare has decades of experience in multimedia journalism spanning about 25 years (from 1991 to 2016).
Igbere TV had reported that President Buhari, on Wednesday, formally assigned portfolios to all 43 ministerial-designates, three months after his inauguration for a second term.
He had last month, sent the list of ministers to the Nigerian Senate for screening, in an exercise that lasted five days.