The Minister of Sports Development in Nigeria, Senator John Owan Enoh from the first day in office has held a series of brainstorming meetings with key stakeholders in the country’s sports fraternity and outside it.
In further pursuance of his drive to reposition Nigerian sports, Senator John Owan Enoh embarked on a journey to Europe where he’s currently participating in the World Football Summit, where he is advancing Nigeria’s interest to tap into the economic valuechain of sports, especially football, as top echelons of the sports conglomerate in Seville, Spain.
In a statement released by the Media Office of the Honourable Minister of Sports Development on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, the Cross River man on the first day of the event held discussions with FIFA’s Secretary General, Fatma Samoura on ways to drive sports development in the most populous black nation in the world.
The current custodian of sports in Nigeria also met with accomplished Bangladeshi sports investor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, as the duo advanced discussions on sports investment.
Nigeria’s delegation at the foremost global football event includes former special adviser on Sports to the President and board member of the Nigerian Premier Football League, Daniel Amokachi, 2nd Vice President, Nigerian Football Federation and Chairman, Nigerian Premier Football League, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye.
The delegation also includes the Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Sports Development on Strategy and Implementation, Brendan Ndifon, and Deputy Director at the Ministry, Mr Olumide Bamiduro.