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Paris 2024: Nigeria Olympians Association Commends Sports Minister, Solicits Synergy

Sen. Enoh, in his response, expressed gratitude for the visit and pledged to provide a platform for the Olympians to engage with athletes to achieve desired outcomes.

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The Executive Board of the Nigerian Olympians Association has lauded the Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Enoh, for his vision and achievements in the field of sports development since he assumed office.

Speaking during a visit to the minister, Olumide Ayodeji, the President of the association, expressed their desire to not only support the minister’s vision but also contribute to the growth of sports in Nigeria through the mentoring of athletes.

Ayodeji highlighted the Olympians’ contributions to the country and urged the minister to look into their welfare in line with his vision for sports development, the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Diana-Mary Nsan, said on Thursday in a statement given to Persecondnews.

Emmanuel Babayaro, a legendary member of the Nigerian football team that won a gold medal during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, described the minister as a leader with a human face and assured him of the Nigerian Olympians Association’s support in consolidating his achievements so far.

He also emphasized the Olympians’ willingness to offer their support and experience as mentors to help grow sports in Nigeria.

Christy Opara Thompson and Olufemi Ebenezer, who were members of the NOA delegation, outlined the individual contributions of members of the NOA to sports development, including the building of infrastructure for athletes to use in communities to enhance sports development.

Sen. Enoh, in his response, expressed gratitude for the visit and pledged to provide a platform for the Olympians to engage with athletes to achieve desired outcomes.

He assured the association that the ministry will work out modalities to include them as part of the contingent for the Olympic Games on a sport-to-sport basis.

Additionally, he promised to do things differently to achieve the desired results under his leadership.

“There’s so much the ministry is willing to do, including working with the right people to register desired results.”

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