The minister of sports development, Senator John Enoh has called on the private and corporate organizations to join hands with the present administration and support its efforts towards the development of grassroots sports in the country.
Enoh made the call in Lagos during a monthly cycling race organised by the Pitstop Lagos Criterium.
He emphasized the importance of his attendance at the event, highlighting the goals of promoting grassroots cycling and the Adopt a Youth initiative while acknowledging the significant role of the private sector in sports development and encouraging corporate bodies to be inspired by government support.
He stated further that it has been very revealing what is going on in our various sports communities, all targeted at growing grassroots sports and encouraging private-sector involvement
He explained that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda for Sports Development in the country pays apt attention to the various sports and their Federations for proper development from the grassroots through to advanced levels.
The Minister emphasized their openness to collaborating with the private sector to foster the development of the sports sector. This collaboration aims to create job opportunities for Nigerian youths, alleviate poverty, and contribute to a peaceful society, aligning with the current administration’s policy goals.
Speaking earlier, a senior Pitstop Mentor, Mr Adebisi Adebutu, stated that the consistency of the event for the past four years has attracted major corporate sponsors such as Access Bank, Craneburg Construction and Ìlúbìrìn Lagos Island.