Nigeria: NOC Hails Abdullahi's Confirmation as Sports Minister
The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC)
Uyo — The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has hailed the confirmation of Malam Bolaji Abdullahi as the substantive Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Committee.
Having held forte as the Supervising Minister of Sports for about six months, Mallam Abdullahi was on Wednesday confirmed by President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.
And reacting to the development at his Annual General Meeting held yesterday at the Le Meridien Hotel in Uyo, the President of the NOC, Engineer Sani M. Ndanusa, said that Abdullahi's elevation showed that he was the right man for the job of repositioning sports administration for optimum growth.
Speaking to a packed audience that included all the Presidents of the Olympics Sports Federations and other Federation heads, Ndanusa said that Abdullahi had shown within the very little time that he spent in office as a supervisor that he has good grasp of the dynamics of sports management.
While commending President Jonathan for leaving a square peg in a square hole in the Sports Ministry, Ndanusa said that he was confident that Team Nigeria will do well at the London Games, given that Abdullahi has been involved in the programme to prepare the athletes for the Olympics, holding July 23 to August 12 in London.
He tasked the Sports Minister not to rest on his laurels but to keep on charting new course
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