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IOC President Commends Visionary Leadership of Nigeria's Sports Minister, Sen. John Enoh

January, 23 2024.

As Nigeria pledges support to the values of Olympic movement

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach, has praised the visionary leadership of Nigeria's Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, during a high-level meeting in Gangwon, South Korea, host city of the Winter Youth Games. The meeting took place as Nigeria is participating in the Youth Winter Olympic Games.

The discussions between President Thomas Bach and Minister John Owan Enoh also bordered on strategic preparations for the upcoming 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. President Bach specifically commended Minister Enoh for his dedication and commitment to sports development in Nigeria.

Senator Enoh's presence at the Winter Youth Games is seen as a demonstration of his hands-on approach and personal commitment to fostering the growth of sports in Nigeria. President Bach acknowledged the Minister's efforts in promoting sports at the international level and recognized his tireless commitment to creating opportunities for young athletes.

In response, Minister John Owan Enoh expressed gratitude to President Bach for his leadership in orchestrating preparations for the 2024 Olympics. The Minister highlighted the importance of collaboration and global cooperation in ensuring the success of major sporting events and emphasized Nigeria's commitment to contributing actively to the Olympic movement.

As Nigeria looks ahead to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Senator John Owan Enoh assured President Bach of the country's dedication to sports development. The Minister reiterated Nigeria's commitment to promoting the values of the Olympic movement and fostering the development of sports on both national and international platforms.

Over the weekend, Nigeria became the first African country to participate at the curling event at the Youth Winter Olympics. The Games which started January 19 which continue till February 1, 2024.


The Media Office of the Honourable Minister of Sports Development.

January 23, 2024.

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