Sports Minister Undertakes Inspection Tour of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium

_Affirms significance of ministry's Zonal Offices in grassroots development_

 In his dedication to advancing grassroots development and fostering sports at the community level, the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, undertook a detailed inspection tour of the Obafemi Awolowo National Stadium in Ibadan on Monday.

The inspection was undertaken during the Minister's visit to the Southwest Zonal Office of the Ministry of Sports Development. He emphasized the crucial role that the Ministry's zonal offices play in his comprehensive agenda for grassroots development. 

The Southwest Zonal Office, encompassing Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, and Lagos states, serves as a strategic hub for implementing policies and initiatives aimed at activating grassroots sports and facilitating holistic development at the regional level.

During the inspection tour of the Obafemi Awolowo National Stadium, led by zonal coordinator, Mr. Okere Emmanuel, Senator Enoh emphasized the importance of creating an enabling environment for athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts to thrive, underscoring the pivotal role sports play in unifying communities and fostering a culture of excellence.

Senator Enoh stated, "The zonal offices of the Ministry of Sports Development are vital to our efforts in promoting grassroots sports and development. By focusing on regions, we can tailor our interventions to address specific needs and harness the untapped potential in these communities."

The Honourable Minister affirmed that the visit was part of a broader strategy to engage directly with local communities, understand their unique challenges, and collaborate with stakeholders to implement targeted solutions. He acknowledged the enthusiasm and passion for sports within the Southwest region and emphasized the Ministry's commitment to creating opportunities for talent development and sports participation at the grassroots level.

As Senator John Enoh continues to champion grassroots development through strategic initiatives, he reiterated the need to partner with individuals and corporate organizations in the development drive toward national interest.


The Media Office of the Honourable Minister of Sports DEvelopment.

December 18, 2023.

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