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Sports Minister Receives Benue State Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development

September, 19 2023.

The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh received the Benue State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange, who paid a courtesy visit to the Minister’s office on Monday, in Abuja.

During the meeting, the Minister and Commissioner discussed various programmes focused on improving Nigeria’s sports profile, as well as strategies to harness the sporting talents of young Nigerians all across the country. Ex Nigerian International and Chairman, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi, Dominic Iorfa was a part of the delegation from Benue State.

Hon. Ikyange commended the Minister for starting his job on a very strong note, and encouraged him to lead a successful charge towards repositioning sports in the country.

Hon. Ikyange said that “as we continue to strive towards greater development in our sports, Benue state is happy to support the grassroots initiatives of the Ministry. Our talent pool at the grassroots level is large enough to drive our success as a nation for decades.”

“I commend the passionate leadership of the Honourable Minister and his determination to reposition sports in the country. His dedication to his job will catalyze the needed reforms in the industry,” he added.

Chairman, Lobi Stars Football Club, Dominic Iorfa thanked the Minister for his transparent and inclusive leadership approach. He added that the Minister’s desire to make sports an economically productive sector will create a supply chain that will trickle down different strata of society.

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