President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday promised to institute a special fund for the sports sector if re-elected for a second term on March 28.
Jonathan made the promise while addressing sportsmen and others at the Eagle Square, Abuja this morning.
The event put together by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Desire for Greatness Foundation, saw the President walking from the Presidential Villa, Abuja to the venue.
He was joined in the long walk by Vice President Namadi Sambo and President of the Senate, David Mark, among other top government officials and presidential aides.
The President said the special fund would serve as stop gap for training of the nation’s sportsmen before their budgets are approved.
He added that the fund would also be used to bring succour to sportsmen who have brought glory to the nation but suddenly found themselves in need.