The Minister of Youth and Sports Development has expressed the Ministry’s desire to make Nigeria a one-stop shop for Cycling and trainings through the development of structures and athletes in the game.
The Minister made the disclosure today in his office in Abuja when he received a delegation of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria, led by the President, Confederation of African Cycling, Dr. Mohamed Waguih Azzam.
He expressed delight over the granting of hosting rights to the country at the continental level of the game, noting that it is a validation that the Federation is doing well in the game.
Dare who commended the President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Engr. Giandomenico Massari for his contribution to the development of Cycling in Nigeria, stated government’s willingness to synergize for the growth of Cycling in Nigeria.
According to him, “we will like to work and partner with you to get a better facility and our cyclists will then be world beaters anytime, anywhere”.
While describing Nigeria as a Cycling loving country, Dare stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration was committed to the development of sports in the country.
Earlier, the President, Confederation of African Cycling, Dr. Mohammed Waguih Azzam, thanked the government for creating an enabling environment for the game to thrive in Nigeria.
Also speaking, the President, Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Engr. Giandomenico Massari commended the Federal government for granting approval for the hosting of the event in Nigeria.
He described Cycling as an interesting game to watch adding that the games also creates an opportunity for youth to showcase themselves.
Director, Press & PRU