Nigeria’s tennis great, Nduka ‘Duke’ Odizor and Festus Onigbinde, one of the country’s most outstanding football coaches, are among a list of sports resource persons to make presentations at the seventh retreat of the National Sports Reform Committee taking place in Abuja starting today, Monday June 13 through Wednesday, June 15.
The retreat which is taking place at the Committee of Vice Chancellors Secretariat in Abuja would also feature papers from a former Director General of the NSC, Yakmut Alhassan; Director of Kwara State Sports Council, Tunde Kazeem; President of the Cricket Federation, Emeka Onyeoma and Reknown Nigeria-based American basketball coach, Oliver B. Johnson.
According to statement from the committee, this retreat will serve to perfect discussions on the seven terms of reference and pave way for the drafting of the report to be submitted on July 14.
According to the Chairman of the committee, Godwin Kienka, “The committee is on schedule and we are looking forward to a great retreat. We are grateful for the response and the contributions from all the resource persons that we have invited. It just goes to show that the need for a comprehensive but practical sports reform in Nigeria is acknowledged by all.”