Minister, ex-army chief commission Abdulsalami Squash Court in Abuja

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, along with the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya (rtd), have commissioned the renovated General Abdulsalami Abubakar Squash Court at Command Guest House, Abuja.

Senator Enoh, while commissioning the rehabilitated squash court, described it as encouraging, saying it is in line with one of the plans and purposes of the sports ministry.

“One of the things I ensure from the very beginning is to try as much as possible to give as much attention as I can to all the sports that are being practiced by Nigerians to serve as encouragement and motivation. Squash is one of the federations under the Ministry of Sports Development,” he said.

He said the greatest challenge of sports in Nigeria has been the absence of infrastructure and facilities for the practice of different sports, adding that even with the facilities in place, the challenge of maintenance is also a problem.

“We are not just promoting the development of facilities, we are also interested in seeing how much we can maintain existing facilities so sports men and women can actually engage in them.”