By Goodluck Ikiebe
Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, has restated his commitment to explore all necessary avenues to ensure the resuscitation of sporting facilities across the country so as to provide the nation’s athletes with an enabling environment to compete favourably with their counterparts globally.
The Sports Minister gave the assurance in his office at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja when he received the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi and her team.
He stated that sports development is one of the cardinal priorities of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration and that no stone would be left unturned in the realization of the objective.
Senator Enoh explained that
this is one of the reasons why he has accepted to operate from the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, being a very definitive National Monument, the best multi-purpose Stadium Complex in Africa and has all the necessary facilities which can stand alongside international Stadia in the contemporary age.
He noted that one of his earnest desire is to see Sports develop right from the grassroots, that is, the primary, secondary, even to the University environment with a view to having best representations for all games that the country is participating in.
Enoh expressed his appreciation to the Vice Chancellor, the Management Team as well as the University of Calabar Alumni in particular, for felicitating with him on his appointment, assuring that he will not fail in lifting the name of the Alma Mater high, through the diligent discharge of his mandate in line with the policy thrust of the present administration.
Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, said she was in the Ministry to felicitate with one of their own on his appointment as the Honourable Minister of Sports Development
She thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for finding him worthy of such a challenging appointment, adding that the University of Calabar and Cross Riverians are proud of him and solidly behind him, as such will continue to support him, not only to transform spyorts as a viable sector of the economy but to also ensure that Nigeria joins the Committee of sporting nations.
The Vice Chancellor, who was accompanied on the visit by the Registrar, Ambassador Gabriel Egbe;
Director, Academic Planning, Prof Omoogun and Alumni Relations Officer, Sir Dorn Cklaimz Enamhe, also presented a Card of Felicitation to the Honourable Sports Minister.