Dr. Are Comments Minister of Sports Development for Visionary Initiatives for Nigerian sports

Dr. Ademola Are,
President Nigerian Rugby
Football Federation

_Says sports sector is on the brink of a transformative period_

The president of the Nigerian Rugby Football Federation, Dr. Demola Are has extended commendations to the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, for his strategic vision and pivotal contributions to the country's sports development.

He stated that Nigeria's sports landscape is on the brink of a transformative period, under the leadership of Senator John Owan Enoh. With the Minister dusting up the 10-year football masterplan, his administration is set to implement comprehensive strategies aimed at revolutionizing sports. This blueprint promises to elevate the standard of the sport across all levels, from grassroots programs to elite competitions.

Dr. Demola Are expressed profound appreciation for the Minister's far-sighted approach, stating, "Senator John Owan Enoh's commitment to the advancement of sports in Nigeria is commendable. The 10-year master plan reflects a comprehensive strategy that addresses various facets of the sport. It's a monumental step towards nurturing talent and enhancing the country's profile."

One of the key highlights of Senator Enoh's initiatives is the expansion of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Congress. The broader representation and inclusivity within the NFF are expected to bring diverse perspectives to the decision-making process, fostering a more inclusive and representative governing body for Nigerian football.

Furthermore, the Minister's focus on grassroots sports development has garnered significant acclaim. By investing in the foundational levels of the sport, Nigeria aims to identify, nurture, and support young talent across the nation, ensuring a robust pipeline of skilled athletes for the future.

Dr. Ademola Are, a former Director of Grassroots Sports at the Ministry emphasized the crucial role of grassroots development, stating, "The commitment to nurturing talent at the grassroots level is a pivotal component of sustainable success in sports. Senator John Owan Enoh's emphasis on this aspect is a testament to his understanding of the long-term growth of Nigerian sports."

The Nigerian Rugby Federation President acknowledged the significance of collaborative efforts between various sports federations and the government, highlighting that such initiatives create a holistic approach to the country's overall sports development.


The Media Office of the Honourable Minister of Sports Development.

November 2, 2023.

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