Olympic committee solicits army’s support on sports development

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ABUJA – Olympic Committee on Tuesday Abuja solicited support of Nigerian Army for the development of sports the country.

This is contained a statement issued by Lt.-Col. Sumaila Uba, to Chief of Army Staff.

statement said President of Committee, Mr Sani Ndanusa, made the appeal when he led of the “ Service Medal (OSOM) Games’’ project on a visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-. Gen. Kenneth Minimah.

It stated that considerable percentage of medalists produced by at past international events, Olympic and Commonwealth games had come from the and paramilitary, hence the need to collaborate with the agencies.

The statement said OSOM project team was particularly set up by the National Sports Commission to with and paramilitary agencies.[eap_ad_2]

According to the statement, OSOM also with tertiary institutions to ensure ’s quality participation at the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Ndanusa commended the Chief of Army Staff for his efforts in the handling of the current security challenges facing the nation.

Responding, Minimah thanked the delegation for the visit, adding that the of Nigerian athletes in international sporting competitions was a source of concern to stakeholders.

He promised that the Nigerian Army would identify with the OSOM project in order to rekindle the medal glory of the country, especially in boxing.

Minimah is the current President of the Nigeria Boxing . (NAN)[eap_ad_3]