A professional racer, Robinson Omatseye , on Wednesday called on Federal Government to support car racing to attract foreign investment as well as create employment opportunities for youths.
Omatseye who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that resources gotten from professional racing could be invested in other sectors of the economy to improve youth engagement.
According to him, racing in Nigeria is yet to reach its full potential because it still lacks sufficient support from government.
“Racing in Nigeria is pretty new and we are still getting to find our feet as racers.
“We have had four different races so far in Nigeria and we had quite receptive responses.
“We are very limited with regards to funding and some basic amenities that can take racing to the international standard.
“So far, all we have done has been privately funded. So government’s involvement in racing in Nigeria will do more good for the racing community and the masses at large,’’ he said.