The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has inaugurated a 12-man ministerial committee to restructure sports in Nigeria for effective development.
Dalung charged it to develop a framework which would give birth to Nigeria’s renaissance as a global player in diplomacy and economic through sports at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja
Dalung gave the committee 90 days, with effect from April 11, to submit its reports to the minister.
Dalung urged the committee to restructure Nigeria sports from the service-orientated model to a development-oriented enterprise which would enhance effective sports development.
The minister listed other terms of reference for the committee to include: identifying major obstacles to sports development in Nigeria and developing a sustainable framework for sports.
He said such a framework would help build a strong base for the systematic discovery, identification, training and development of athletes in sporting activities.
He stressed that the committee will also recommend ways of reconstituting the sports federations and associations in a way that all stakeholders will have a say to attract passionate and resourceful leadership.
Chairman of the Committee, Godwin Kienka pledged the committee’s commitment to restructuring Nigeria sports to restore its past glory.
Other members of the committee are Segun Odegbami, Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Sam Ahmedu, Mary Onyali, Bola Oredele, Ayo Olubato, Waziri Laminu, Despan Kwardem and Ademola Are who is the Secretary.