Nigerian businessman and economist Tony Elumelu addresses entrepreneurs at a convention centre in Lagos on July 4, 2018. - French President Emmanuel Macron met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja before taking off his jacket and tie in Lagos to celebrate African culture. Macron's high-voltage visit to the Shrine -- Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti's music venue -- was part of his latest attempt to forge closer ties with English-speaking Africa. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Tony Elumelu, a multibillionaire philanthropist and banker, says that as part of his corporate social responsibility, he is assessing the feasibility of owning a Nigerian Premier Football League team.

Elumelu announced this on Monday via his X handle in response to a post made by Adebayo Mustapha, a different user, who said that the President and the Ministry of Sports ought to court leading businesses in the nation to acquire NPFL teams.

“Can we get the President and Ministry of Sport to weigh in on the big corporations in Nigeria to buy at least one league club as part of CSR?” wrote Mustapha, whose X handle is @LawyerDayo.

Imagine that Geregu takes over 3SC, Elumelu buys Rivers United, BUA buys Kwara United, and Dangote buys Kano Pillars. Consider the rivalry.

Elumelu tweeted in response to Mustapha, saying, “This is a nice idea.” We are currently assessing viability, and the Sports Minister, Senator John Enoh @OwanEnoh, has already approached me and is already thinking along these lines,” Elumelu wrote.

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