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FG Inaugurates Board Members of NIS

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The Federal Government  has inaugurated the new Board Nembers of the National Institute for Sports (NIS) with a view to providing effective governance and policy direction for the Institution in line with the enabling Instrument that established it.
The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, while inaugurating the Board in his office in Abuja today, called on them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in ensuring the realisation of the  mission and mandate of the Institute.


The Minister observed that the Institution was topmost in Africa for sports administration before it suddenly lost its glory, but expressed optimism that with the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to sports development in the country as well as the appointment of seasoned sports administrators into the new Board,  “i believe the Institution will occupy its pride of place in Africa again” 


He added that with the recent approval of the National Sports Industry Policy, (NSIP), which provides for private sector participation in sports as a business and not mere recreation, the challenge of funding and other related issues concerning sporting activities in Nigeria, will soon be a thing of the past.


“Your role as a Board is explicit, to move National Institute for Sports in the direction of modality much beyond the reputation of NIS before now.” Dare said
He informed that though efforts are ongoing to establish the first university of sports in the country, the Institute till then,  remains the nation’s sports institution that needs credibility of examination process to ensure its certificate is fully recognised. 


Dare stated further that the Ministry has signed a Ten-Year Football Masterplan which is aimed at addressing the fundamental anomalies that have plagued the development of football in the country, for the benefit of a broader strata of the society.


Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary,  Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar,  called on the Board Members to partner with relevant institutions and stakeholders in order to realise the mission and vision of the Institute.


He assured that the Ministry will continue to support the Board to ensure it succeeds in the discharge of its mandate
Responding,  the Board Chairman, Barr. Danladi Ibrahim thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, as well as top management staff of the Administration for the privilege given to them to serve, assuring  that they will bring in their wealth of experience to bear in ensuring the realization of the Institute’s mandate.


The newly inaugurated board members are as follows- Barr. Danladi Ibrahim – Chairman, Major General Okpeh Wilson Ali – Member, AIG Hafiz Inuwa – MemberLawrence Babatunde Aremu – Member, Dr. Fatima Kabir Umar – Member.

Others include; Boniface C. Odum – Member,  Salisu Manman Aliyu – Member, Ag. DCG Gregory A. Itohoh, Prof O. A. Moronkola – Member, The Registrar – Member/Secretary, Kunle Solaja – Member and Commodore Omatseye Nesiama- Member and Mr. Awogbade Ayorinde Gbadebo.

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International Cycling Union Grants Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling Event

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Joel Ajayi 


Barely Two Days To The Start Of The Paris 2024 Olympics The International Cycling Union Has Granted Nigeria Two More Slots In Cycling.


This Is Contained In A Statement By The Worlds Governing Body, Uci Addressed To The Nigeria Olympic Committee And The Cycling Federation Of Nigeria.


This Means African Champion In Road Time , Nigeria’s Ese Ukpeseraye Who Is Nigeria’s Sole Qualifier In Cycling At Paris 2024 Will Now Compete In Two Track Events Keiran And Individual Time In Addition To The Road Time She Qualified For.


President, Cycling Federation Of Nigeria, Giandomenico Massari Who Confirmed The Development To Journalists on Wednesday Described It  As A Rare Opportunity.


Massari Noted That The  Development Will Brighten Nigeria’s Chances For A Podium Finish In The Country’s First Appearance In Olympic Cycling.


He revealed that, revealed that the Reigning National And African Champion Is In High Spirits And Relishing The Opportunity To Win Medals In Nigeria’s First Appearance In Olympics Cycling History.

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