Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola and Minister of Sports/ Chairman, National Sports Commission (NSC), Bolaji Abdullahi will be among the dignitaries that will grace Thursday’s one-day seminar for the 18th National Sports Festival tagged Eko 2012.
Fashola’s deputy who is the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire as well as the crème-de-crème in the Nigerian sports are also expected at the event.
The Minister is the special guest of honour with Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup, Danny Jordaan as well as Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Development, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ganda Sithole, among the speakers expected to deliver papers at the event holding at Muson Centre at Onikan, Lagos.
Also, a lecturer from the University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK), Dr. Sakis Pappous will also be delivering a paper at the event.
According to the LOC Secretary General, Kweku Tandoh, the essence of the seminar was to raise the profile of sports in Nigeria through mutual understanding and collaboration.