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"Sports has the power not only to propel the prosperity and development of the African continent but the entire world in general." Senator John Owan Enoh.

In recognition of his policy initiatives geared towards the development of sports in Nigeria, the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has been conferred with the distinguished 'Africa Sustainability Man of the Year 2023 Award'.

The prestigious recognition was conferred on the Minister in Lagos on Friday, during the 17th Edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) ceremony.

Senator Owan Enoh, while responding to the honour conferred on him, informed that sports has the power not only to propel the prosperity and development of the African continent but the entire world in general.

Selected from an exceptional lineup of prominent leaders of African origin, Senator Owan Enoh's recognition underscores his remarkable contributions to sustainable leadership as well as his outstanding achievements within the short period of his stewardship at the Federal Ministry of Sports Development geared towards a positive transformation of the sector.

Under his leadership, the Ministry is undergoing a turnaround marked by clear policy directions and an extraordinary passion to rejuvenate all facets of Nigeria's sports ecosystem for the greater good of the nation.

Senator Enoh's six-point agenda, known as W.A.I.F.A.R (Welfare, Activation of sports as business, Infrastructure development, Funding for sports,  Activation of grassroot sports development, and Reorganization of sports federations) underscores his dedication to sports development and sustainable livelihoods. 

The impact of sports on Nigeria's economy is a key focus of the Minister's agenda in his determination to ensure the realization of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration.

The magnitude of Senator Owan Enoh's leadership and capacity is acknowledged in monumental proportions. He stands as a beacon of hope for the future of Nigeria and Africa, embodying the principles of sustainable leadership.

Noteworthy personalities who have previously received this esteemed award include: Tony Elumelu (Tony Elumelu Foundation), Aliko Dangote (Aliko Dangote Foundation) and Lieutenant General Sir Seretse Khama (Former President of the Republic of Botswana).

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