Sports minister bags Africa sustainable leadership award

ABUJA- The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh has been honored with the distinguished Africa Sustainability Man of the Year 2023 Award.

The award was conferred on him at the 17th edition of the Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS), held in Lagos on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the award was given to Enoh for his contributions to sustainable leadership and transformational leadership in the sports ministry.

The award highlighted the clear policy directions and passion to rejuvenate all facets of Nigeria’s sports ecosystem for the greater good of the nation.

Enoh’s newly unveiled 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) was hailed as game changer in the sports sector.

The organisers of the award said in addition to his leadership in sports development, his commitment to philanthropy over the decades through the JOE Foundation was also worthy of mention.

“His continuous efforts have played a pivotal role in liberating the peoples of Africa from the shackles of poverty, perpetual dependence, and underdevelopment,” the organisers of the award said.

NAN reports that previous winners of the award include: Tony Elumelu (Tony Elumelu Foundation), Aliko Dangote (Aliko Dangote Foundation), and Lt. -Gen. Sir Khama (Former President of the Republic of Botswana) (NAN)

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