Poised to fulfil one of his campaign promises to the good people of Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency by establishing one of the best citadel of learning for Sports/Football in Africa, House of Representatives Member, Honourable Ekene Abubakar Adams is set to embark on a sports tour.
The sports tour will take the vibrant football administrator, businessman and philanthropist to three countries in Europe, (Switzerland, France, Portugal), the United States of America and Brazil.
Honourable Adams disclose to his Media Aide in a brief chat during the week in Abuja.
“After getting the greenlight from international sports consultants, I will be on a sports tour of Europe, the United States and Brazil, for the first ever Sports Development programme for Schools and Academies,” said Honourable Ekene Adams.
“My travel will be towards the end of next month, as the Green Chamber will be on its first recess for two months. I will be consulting with stakeholders and best experts in the field of football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, handball, wrestling amongst other sports.
“My first port of call, will be in Switzerland, the Zurich headquarters of the Federation of International Football (FIFA), where I’ll meeting football experts and get the required blueprints on how to develop the round leather game at school level.
“The idea of my visit to France and Portugal, is to see how they have developed their tennis, handball, wrestling and other sports, that has made them the best in the world.
“You cannot talk about basketball and not make reference to the United States. Though Europe and China are doing respectively well in the sport; however, the NBA has got a global attention as its a top brand.
“I will be interacting with experts to have a first hand knowledge about the module they have used to develop their basketball and see how we can bring the US basketball culture to Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency.
“Brazil is rated among the top 5 in volleyball and beach volleyball, with a view of growing the sport in my constituency and indeed Nigeria, arose the need to visit the Americas.
“Its my belief that our youths can be empowered via sports and aside establishing one of the best sports/football school in Africa as one my campaign promises, I have not held back in the making life meaningful to humanity.
“I will keep providing health facilities and assistance to the needy, provide transformers to boost electricity, make soft loans available for people who are into small scale businesses.”