Sports activities Ministry  to Associate US-based AJ Tennis Academy  – THISDAYLIVE

Sports Ministry  to Partner US-based AJ Tennis Academy  - THISDAYLIVE

In furtherance  of its position of nurturing  younger tennis  gamers from the grassroots, the Federal Ministry  of Youth  and Sports activities Improvement (FMY&SD) is to associate United States- primarily based AJ Tennis Academy to ascertain a world- class tennis academy  in  Abuja.

Talking throughout a go to to the Sports activities Minister,  Mr. Sunday Dare  in his workplace, Director of A J Tennis Academy Worldwide primarily based in Minneapolis,  Tolu  Olaleye, mentioned he was excited  by the prospect of partnering the FMY&SD  to develop the following technology  of tennis  gamers  in addition to good residents.

“Our plan is to develop  the tennis  academy  as a enterprise in partnership with home  and overseas traders  to make sure long- time period  survival and function a mannequin for different sports activities.

“We’re right here to discover  methods of  gaining assist for this initiative  from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement,” noticed Olaleye.

In his response, the Sports activities Minister Dare mentioned: “Thanks on your religion in Nigeria. The timing of this initiative may be very good  and in consonance with our new sports activities trade coverage which classifies  sports activities as enterprise.

“It additionally falls throughout the  purview  of our ‘Undertake-a-Sport initiative’.  I totally assist this initiative and  will give no matter assist wanted to make it succeed,” pressured the minister.

Dare additional suggested the initiator to contemplate replicating the Academy in Ibadan, Lagos and Abeokuta to derive most advantages.

The  pilot challenge  is to be sited in Abuja for which an expanse  of land has been allotted by the Federal Capital Improvement Authority.

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