The Nigeria Minister of Sports Development Sen John Owan Enoh, has facilitated a meeting between the Director General of NIS, Prof Olawale Moronkola and the Executive Secretary, TETFUND, Arc. Sonny Echono in Abuja.
The meeting was aimed to elevate the standard of coaching , foster extensive research initiatives, and bolster funding opportunities.
Via his official Facebook page the Minister said adequate training of coaches and athletes in Nigeria was essential.
In his words: “I facilitated a meeting between the Director General of NIS, Prof Olawale Moronkola and the Executive Secretary, TETFUND, Arc. Sonny Echono to foster a strategic partnership between the National Institute for Sports (NIS) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
“The collaboration aims to elevate the standard of coaching , foster extensive research initiatives, and bolster funding opportunities geared towards enhancing coaches’ education across all sports federations,” he stated.
Earlier, the Minister had received the honourable members of the House of Representatives from the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State on a visit to his office.
Led by the Rt. Hon. Mike Etaba representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency and Chairman,House Committee On Public Petitions, the visit which he said was in twofold – first, to extend their heartfelt congratulations to the Minister on his successful completion of 100 days in office.
Hon Etaba who was accompanied by other members including Rt. Hon. Dr. Alex Egbona representing Yakurr/Abi Federal Constituency and Hon. Victor Abang representing Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency said the second reason for the visit was to discuss and plan for the future constituents of their Senatorial District.
“We believe it is essential to acknowledge the Minister’s accomplishments and hard work during his first 100 days in office.”
“This milestone is an indicator of his dedication and commitment to the development and progress of the sports sector in our great nation,” he said.
According to him, the visit also was to explore avenues for collaboration and synergy among elected and appointed officers from the Central for the growth and development of the Senatorial District.