Speaking at Wednesday's meeting in Abidjan, where he grew up, Drogba said: "I had an offer to stay at Chelsea where everything would be perfect and conditions are met.
"But I want to help Ivorian football because I love it!"
Speaking at a business forum when he first announced his plans, Drogba said: "I am a leader, and my vision is bigger than just the simple role of being a coach. 'A coach has an impact on a club – but I want to have an impact on an entire nation.
"I want us to re-think football, with a nationwide vision, so we can develop the game here. The Ivory Coast has a glorious footballing past.
"The funds are in place, together with talent and potential, but they are under-exploited. 'There are some very competent people in the Ivory Coast who can work with me on this project."