Reactions have poured in since Senator John Enoh’s selection as the minister of sports development, as many sports-loving Nigerians have expressed shock at the appointment.
The Special Advisor to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed the list of ministers and their respective ministries to journalists on Wednesday.
As the 36th sports minister, Enoh, a philanthropist and farmer from Cross River State, was appointed to the position of minister of sports development.
Enoh, a philanthropist and farmer from Cross River State, was assigned the minister of sports development, succeeding Sunday Dare as the 36th sports minister.
He was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) until May 2017 when he defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Enoh contested the governorship position but lost to Ben Ayade.
Apart from politics, Enoh owns numerous farms where he conducts arable and livestock production.
Sports-loving Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the his appointment with many expressing pessimism at the ability of the senator to impact the ministry positively.
@02smyles; I pity sports in Nigeria. No track record in sports what so ever. Abi are we in for a surprise. We are watching.
@Eseksmills; John Owan Enoh, a former Senator from Cross River State….
Elder brother to former Vice Chancellor of Unicross, Prof Anthony Owan Enoh.
Yes, i know him, but Minister of sports huh!! I don’t think he’s capable of achieving anything there.
@IamRoyalEagle; One of the square pegs in round holes. I sorry for our Sports journalists.
@aluta_michael; This is the problem..A regular politician with no sporting history going to such a ministry..stagnation
@Plugxox; Nothing in his CV shows sports???