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Minister for Sports Development explores future partnership with News Central TV

Minister for Sports Development explores future partnership with News Central TV

John Owan Enoh, Minister of Sports Development recently visited the headquarters of News Central Television in Lagos, Nigeria.

The visit, according to statement was part of the Minister’s commitment to fostering partnership and development in the sports sector with private and public stakeholders. In the Minister’s entourage was Special Adviser on Strategy, Orok Effangha; Special Adviser and Consultant, Kenneth Egbas; and Diana Mary Nsan, the Special Adviser on Media.

The delegation was received by Kayode Akintemi, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief alongside Senior Executive Members of News Central Television.

Kayode commended the Minister for his continuous support and implementation of initiatives in sports development. He also noted News Central’s commitment to partnership and collaboration with Nigerians in the diaspora for significant development and growth across various sectors in line with the station’s overarching goal of promoting developmental journalism.

The Minister appreciated the News Central Team for its efforts in fostering journalism and positive engagement. He emphasised the leadership of President. Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his ingenuity in creating the Ministry of Sports Development and expressed his gratitude for being the pioneering Minister of the nascent Ministry.

Commenting on News Central’s activities and collaboration with Nigerians in the diaspora, the Minister commended the station and remarked on the necessity of looking beyond remittances from citizens in the diaspora to retain talent and promote patriotism. He observed the mass exodus of athletes from the nation and the need to look out for ways to encourage participation among young athletes.

Amidst the backdrop of fervent sporting fervour, Minister John Enoh seized the opportunity to reinforce the government’s unwavering commitment to promoting sports and physical activity as integral components of national development and societal well-being.

Furthermore, the visit provided a platform for Senator John Enoh to highlight the government’s comprehensive agenda for advancing sports infrastructure, nurturing talent, and driving partnerships with private sector actors. The visit culminated in a tour of News Central’s facilities by the Minister and his team where the Minister explored the NewsRoom and Live Studio. Minister John Enoh also granted a special interview with News Central’s Sports Analyst, Tunde Koiki.