Sani Ndanusa…NOC President
The Executive board of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, (NOC), will meet on Wednesday at its boardroom at the National Stadium, Lagos. The meeting, which commences at 11.00 am, would deliberate on the London 2012 Olympic Games, 10th All Africa Games in Mozambique, the Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man and Nigeria’s readiness to partake in the Games.
The NOC will also during the one-day meeting to set up committees that would drive the NOC to realise its dream of bringing back the glory days of sports in Nigeria.
NOC President, Sani Ndanusa has declared the year 2011 as ‘Year of Nigerian Athletes’.
“We want to make our athletes the focal point of all that we do. That means that the welfare of the athletes will be our priority. We want them to get all that their colleagues get elsewhere and win medals for the country,” Ndanusa said.
Secretary General Tunde Popoola, who also emphasised on the welfare of athletes, however, said that the athletes must be ready to stay off drugs in order not to tarnish the image of the country.
“Our meeting will touch on the important Games that Nigeria will take part in. So far, things are looking up since we came in and we want to ensure that we get things right both for athletes and for Nigeria,” Popoola noted.