Abubakar Lawal, the General Managing Director (GMD) of GTI Asset Management & Trust Limited, a strategic partner of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), has joined numerous other well-wishers in applauding Senator John Owan Enoh on his appointment as the Minister of Sports Development.
Senator Enoh, who previously served two terms in the House of Representatives and one term in the Senate of the Federal Republic, was appointed as the Minister of Sports Development by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, last Wednesday.
In a press release distributed to journalists in Lagos on Friday, Lawal conveyed his congratulatory message. He began by stating, “I extend my sincere congratulations to Senator Enoh on his new role as the Sports Minister. We are optimistic that he will immediately immerse himself in addressing the significant challenges that the sports sector faces.”
Highlighting GTI’s commitment to restructuring and elevating Nigerian football in accordance with global standards, Lawal remarked, “GTI’s partnership with the NPFL is deeply rooted in our endeavor to revamp and reposition our football industry, and our progress is already evident.”
He continued, “With the backing of Corporate Nigeria and other stakeholders within the sports realm, we trust that the new Sports Minister will elevate Nigerian sports to commendable heights. At GTI, we are resolute in our collaboration with the recently inaugurated Nigeria Premier League (NPL) Board, under the leadership of Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, to ensure the forthcoming season is a triumph.”
Lawal urged Senator Enoh to prioritize governmental support for corporate initiatives that foster a safe and conducive environment for sports development in the nation. Expressing a hint of lament, Lawal acknowledged the wealth of untapped grassroots sporting talent in the country and emphasized the need to surmount the challenge of discovering these future sports stars.
“GTI is enthusiastic and fully prepared to engage in meaningful and positive cooperation with the new Sports Minister to unlock the potential within Nigeria’s sports industry,” Lawal affirmed. “Our commitment to the NPFL project is unwavering, aiming to transform our premier football league into a transparent, flourishing business venture capable of self-sustainability and the generation of employment opportunities contributing significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.”
In conclusion, Lawal emphasized his confidence in Senator Enoh’s ability to lead the charge for a rejuvenated sports sector, with GTI as a willing collaborator on the journey towards unlocking the nation’s sports industry’s full potential.
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