Aftermath Olympics: Senate to invite Sports Minister, NOC

Chairman senate committee on sports, Obinna Ogba (Right)

The Senate Committee on Sports has indicated its intention to probe the roles of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung and the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) over the poor performance of Team Nigeria and the activities of the country’s contingent to the just concluded Olympics in Brazil.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Senator  Obinna Ogba disclosed this, during an interview with journalists at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Ogba who informed that he was part of the official delegation to the Rio 2016 said a lot of factors ranging from funding to logistics contributed to Nigeria’s no-show performance at the Games.

Sports minister in company of the committee on Sports

He stated that the Senate will look into the circumstances which led to the unimpressive performance of Team Nigeria in Brazil when it resumes from recess next month.

However, according to Ogba, the calls for the resignation of the Sports Minister were alien to Nigerian culture as only the President can hire and fire a minister.


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