ABUJA – The Nigeria Olympic Committee on Tuesday in Abuja solicited the support of the Nigerian Army for the development of sports in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by Lt.-Col. Sumaila Uba, the Public Relations Officer to the Chief of Army Staff.
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.
Minimah is the current President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]