Lagos based sports marketing firm Tennis Management Company has introduced the Nigerian Tennis Majors to the national calendar.
The organisers told reporters in Lagos on Monday that their plan was to organise four tennis majors in four Nigerian cities annually.
The Managing Director of the company Kenneth Ezaga promised a new era for sports in the country, saying the firm would organise two tournaments next year.
He said the Abuja Open would be organised in May, with the Lagos Open coming up in October.
Ezaga said while Lagos and Abuja had been confirmed as hosts of two of the slams, the other two cities would be decided later.
The chairman of the company Anire Kanyi expressed his confidence that the initiative would help the government in its bid to diversify the economy and create new jobs and wealth in the country.
He said, “Government alone cannot solve all our problems. Now is when we must all rise to create a more compelling future for our young people. Sport offers a great opportunity for us to make an impact to unite our people, engage our youths, create thousands of new jobs and stir up a deeper love of country.”