Youth and Sports Ministry assures NOC of its unwavering support

L-R: Engr. Habu Gumel, President Nigeria Olympic Committee ( NOC) presenting an award to the Hon. Minister, Mr Sunday Dare; ably represented by Mr Adesola Olusade, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry; at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) held in Gwarimpa, Abuja. The Plaque award was in recognition of the Hon. Minister's zeal and commitment to the timely completion of the Headquarter/Secretariat Building of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa ( ANOCA) in the F.C.T, Abuja.

Abuja (Min. of Youth and Sports Devt.) – The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has assured the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) of its unwavering support to enable it achieve and sustain its set goals and objectives for the growth and development of sports in the country.

The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Dare made the declaration at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Annual General Meeting which held in the Federal Capital City, Abuja.

Ably represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Olusade Adesola, the Minister asserted that the Ministry had initiated programmes that would address the challenges plaguing our sports infrastructure and performance of our athletes at local and international tournaments.

To this end, the  adoption campaign, Mr. Sunday Dare stated, would be launched Monday 16th December, 2019 to officially cement and forge a working public private partnership to arrest  decaying sporting facilities like the football pitches of our  stadia. The adoption campaign, he noted, would also cover athletes through  Philanthropists  efforts and corporate organizations.

Responding, the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Habu Gumel profusely expressed the gratitude of the NOC to the Honourable Minister and the Permanent Secretary for the timely completion of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Secretariat Building in the Federal Capital City, Abuja. While acknowledging the zeal and committed efforts of Mr. Sunday Dare, the NOC President presented Plaques of testament  to the Hon. Minister and the Permanent Secretary.

Ramon A. Balogun
Asst. Director, Information
For: Director, Press