General, Government Policies & Politics

Buhari Scraps National Sports Commission


President has ordered the immediate merger of the National Commission with the Ministry of Youth and Development.


The disclosure was made by Sport Minister, , who also announced the scrapping of the office of the Director General of stressing that the creation of the commission does not have any legal backing.

Dalung said these when he received a team from the Bureau of Public Enterprises led by Acting Director General, Dr. Vincent Akpotaire, according to a statement made available to newsmen by Head of Public Communications at BPE, Alex Okoh, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Dalung expressed happiness over the enthusiasm shown by the private sector to participate in the planned reforms of the sector, saying that the ministry had received offers from many investors in that regard.

He appealed to private investors to leverage on the advantage of the proposed sports reforms to invest in the sector, he added that in doing so we will reduce criminality as the teeming Nigerian youth would have a vocation to turn to.

Citing sports as a veritable tool for development, determinant of national integration, tourism earner and foreign relations tool, the minister said any investment in the sector was a guarantee for sustainability.





Source: The Punch

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