The statement said the President of the Committee, Mr Sani Ndanusa, made the appeal when he led members of the “One Service One 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 Nigeria at past international events, Olympic and Commonwealth games had come from the military and paramilitary, hence the need to collaborate with the agencies.
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 performance 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 Federation. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]