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Minister of Sports Development Unveils W.A.I.F.A.R Agenda to Revitalize Sports Sector

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In a dedicated effort to fortify and enhance the sports landscape in Nigeria, the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has revealed a comprehensive six-point agenda known as W.A.I.F.A.R to drive sports development in the nation.

In a meeting with the Permanent Secretary and all directors of the Ministry to commemorate his 100 days in office, Enoh unveiled the strategic framework that will guide sports development from the new year.

He said that the objective of the agenda is to rejuvenate and restore sports to its former glory, consolidating its significance within Nigeria’s cultural and competitive landscape.

“This agenda is meticulously designed to bolster growth and excellence within the country’s sports sector,” the Minister said.

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“We must key into President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda and strive to propel the sports industry to newer heights. President Tinubu’s genuine enthusiasm for sports underscores his unwavering commitment to fostering an environment where the sports sector not only flourishes but also reaches unparalleled success.”

He charged all departments within the Ministry to work towards actualizing all aspects of the agenda, with renewed vigor and passion.

Enoh also highlighted some notable achievements accomplished within the first 100 days, underscoring a firm commitment to redefine the trajectory of sports in Nigeria.

JOE’S SIX POINT AGENDA FOR NIGERIA SPORTS are:

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W- Welfare: activating and enabling a welfare system that caters to serving and retired athletes as well as an annual recognition platform.

R- Reorganization of sports federations for impact. Sports governance and effectiveness of sports federations.

A- Activation of grassroots sports development; early age (under 18) sports and revitalization of school sports.

I – Infrastructure, development. Investment in building and revamping stadia, as well as focus on grassroots sports facilities.

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F- Funding for sports development.Exploring collaborative funding models between the government and the private sector

A- Activation of grassroots sports development; early age (under 18) sports and revitalization of school sports.

R- Reorganization of sports federations for impact. Sports governance and effectiveness of sports federations

The W.A.I.F.A.R agenda represents a pivotal step towards transforming the sports industry, heralding a new era of innovation, empowerment, and sustained excellence.

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Senator Enoh’s unwavering dedication and strategic vision underscore the government’s resolute commitment to fostering a thriving sports environment that resonates both nationally and internationally.

SIGNED:

The Media Office of the Honourable Minister of Sports of Development.
November 30, 2023.

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