Nigeria’s First Sports University coming soon
...As FG Concludes Plan to Revive National Sports Commission
By Damola Emmanuel
Before President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the Federal Executive Council, FEC, Wednesday, news that will lift the spirit of millions of sports buffs across the country broke as the Minister of Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, announced that the National Sports Commission (NSC) may be revived any moment from now.
That’s not all. The Minister also disclosed that a University of Sports is in the offing.
Dare, Minister of Sports until the valedictory FEC meeting dropped the heart-warming news while swearing in the new governing board of the National Institute for Sports.
The inauguration of the board was conducted just before the minister went for the last Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He pointed out that bills on both projects have passed the third reading at the National Assembly.
The new 13-member governing board is headed by Barrister Danladi Ibrahim, also a member of the Interim Management Committee of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Other members of the board include Mr. Kunle Solaja, publisher and lead reporter of the authoritative all-sports online newspaper, Sports Village Square.
Also on the board are: the DG of the NIS, Prof. O. A. Moronkola, Mr. Awogbade Ayorinde Gbadebo and Commodore Nesiama Omatseye, Mr. Lawrence Babatunde Aremu, Major General Okpeh Wilson Ali, retired AIG Hafiz Inuwa and Lawrence Babatunde Aremu.
Other members are: Dr. Fatima Kabir Umar, Mr. Boniface C. Odum, Mr. Salisu Manman Aliyu and acting DCCG Gregory A. Itohoh.
The Sports Minister gave the new board a marching order to improve on the standard of the institute which used to be about the best in the continent.