Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has declared a state of emergency in the Nigerian Sports sector following the poor performance of the athletes at the recently conclude Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Dalung made this declaration in Abuja after receiving the National Sports Reform Committee report presented to him by Mr. Godwin Kienka, the Chairman of the Committee which was set up by Dalung to deliberate on how to restructure Nigerian sports.
Dalung said; “Part of the measures that have to be taken is a holistic appraisal of the entire sport industry, look at so many things, the way they have been doing them, audit some of the things that need to be audited, look at our facilities and see how we can position them in accordance with position we are.’
“We shall immediately put in place the committee that will review the report, get it ready for recommendations within a short time and kick start them immediately.
“Those recommendations that need legislation of the major challenges that need to do with football administration will be equally taken care of.
“We will be doing this until we shall have a refined architecture of the sports industry in Nigeria.”
“The state of emergency would last from now to a period we shall get the report from stakeholders and a time that we will get the road map ready.”
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