The Minister of Sports Development Senator John Owan Enoh has stated that sports development in Nigeria is now open to corporate and private investor participation.
Senator Owan Enoh disclosed this on Thursday in his office at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja when the Board Members of Sports Performance Reward Fund (SPRF) led by its President Engr Musa Kida visited him.
Enoh emphasized that the Ministry is committed to collaborating with corporate and private sector organizations to promote sports development. This collaboration will focus on grassroots sports, athlete scholarships, and infrastructure upgrades. This partnership is crucial in the face of limited resources and aims to empower youth, create jobs, and attract further investments.
He further expressed optimism about the Board of Sports Performance Reward Fund’s potential to support Nigerian athletes and enhance youth sports development while recognizing the importance of public-private partnerships and has endorsed the National Sports Industry Policy to foster private sector involvement.
Earlier in his remarks, the President Sports Performance Reward Fund, Engr Musa Kida thanked the Honourable Minister for the support and encouragement he has given the SPRF since his assumption of office and in receiving them in spite of his busy schedule.
Kida stated that the Sports Performance Reward Fund was created by successful individuals with integrity to ensure a guaranteed reward for Nigeria’s young athletes.
The goal is to make sports a symbol of excellence in Nigeria by supporting the government’s efforts and motivating talented youth to work hard and make sacrifices to become the best in the world.