Sports Minister Promotes Economic Interests At World Football Summit
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, is participating in the World Football Summit where he is advancing Nigeria’s interest to tap into the economic value-chain of sports, as top sports personalities meet in Seville, Spain.
On the first day of the showpiece event, the Minister Enoh 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 Minister 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 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Daniel Amokachi.
Also in attendance was 2nd Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Chairman of the NPFL, 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, Olumide Bamiduro.