Nigerian President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to meet football stakeholders and legends like Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha and Daniel Amokachi to look for ways to promote the nation’s local leagues and grassroots football.
With the majority of Nigerian youths taking part in various sports, stakeholders believe President Tinubu’s experience in the industry can help boost sports development.
Nigerian President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (C) with Super Eagles of Nigeria legends Kanu Nwankwo (L) and Austin Jay-Jay Okocha (R).
His projects in sports as Governor of Lagos State helped bring positive changes to the face of sports in Nigeria after hosting major international competitions.
The aim of the meeting with the stakeholders is to find ways to upgrade sports facilities across the nation and form standard partnerships with international leagues for scouting and making Nigerian leagues world standard.
Some former Nigeria internationals confirmed his passion for sports, while some of them have benefited from the leadership of Tinubu.
The gathering would also give Nigerian legends a sense of pride to work directly with the Federal Government to help boost grassroots football development.