As parts of efforts to key into the global benefits of E-Gaming Sports and make Nigerian sports more viable, Minister for Youth and Sports Mr. Sunday Dare has concluded plans to launch Nigeria into the E- Gaming Sports world.
Speaking during a webinar on steps to reactivate the sports sector post the covid-19 era, Dare said” We are working on a plan that would produce for the first time an Industry-based sports policy that will turn sports into the business. We are on the verge of launching E-Gaming Sports in Nigeria.
It is the most suitable for the post-Covid-19 era. Globally, it is a 138 Billion Dollars business. We also plan to develop the Mambila plateau area to turn it into a training ground for our long-distance runners who are mostly from the North. This is necessary and important considering that long-distance race is an individual, none contact sport that would likely resume soon as the impact of COVID-19 winds down”.
Dare further affirmed, ” While these are few things we are doing at the Ministry level, we are also keen to learn how other new things can work better.”
read also:Okwaraji’s mum gets support from Sports Minister
On youth development, he said more than two million young entrepreneurs will benefit from training and entrepreneurship programs to be funded through the Central Bank Federal Government job aquisition initiative. He assured me that the program will be launched next week.