The Organisation  of Military Sports in Africa has secured the support  of the Minister of Youth and sports Development Chief Sunday Dare to stage the Sahel Games in October, As part of efforts to restore  lasting peace in the Sahel  region.

Speaking when the President  of the Organisation  of Military Sports in  Africa paid him a visit  in his office in Abuja, Chief Dare said “I Congratulate you on your election  and for carrying  the Ministry  along. I was not surprised  that you won. 
The discipline  in the Army is most needed by athletes  to succeed.   The Nigerian Armed Forces have  a rich history  of producing  great athletes that have made this country proud. I believe  you will use your position to further develop  sports  in the Armed Forces. As a Ministry,  we are ready to play our role  in the organisation  of the Sahel Games”
The Minister  further  said “We are proud that Nigerians are occupying  key positions  in Adb, WTO and also OMSA. This is an addition to our development  as a nation. Your election will  add value  to our sports and I believe  you will make the Military  and the country proud. Sports promotes peace and unity and it is good to see the balance between  force and sports”
In his remarks,  President  of Organisation  of Military  Sports in Africa Brigadier  General Maikano Abdullahi said “I thank the  Honourable Minister  for  your support towards  my election. I was elected through  unanimous  votes from members.
This gives me confidence  to work for the overall development  of Military  Sports in our country  and Africa. My immediate  task is to organize  the Sahel Games coming up in October  with 8 countries  participating. 
The event will help address insecurity, promote peace and unity. Winners will  get various  cash prices, medals and trophies. We therefore  need your support to make the event a reality”
Some events to  be competed for include: Football,  Golf. and Marathon.