The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom are among dignitaries that have been confirmed to grace the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award slated to hold on Friday, November 17, 2017.
The spokesman for the award who is also the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu, disclosed this immediately after the final meeting of the panel held on Tuesday in Lagos.
â€œI am very excited to announce that two of our sports loving governors, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Governor Emmanuel Udom have confirmed to be at the event on Friday,â€ Idowu said.
Mr. Idowu stated that the organisers and the award panel are very excited that the two governors will be available to grace the occasion.
He also revealed that several other dignitaries have also given their words to grace the prestigious awards ceremony including the Minister for Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, captains of industries, past and present athletes who were also present at the last edition.
The 2017 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award ceremony is scheduled to hold at the Banquet Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This year, a total of 16 categories of the award are to be won and these include the Sportsman of the Year Award, Sportswoman of the Year Award, Footballer of the Year Award (Male & Female), Ball Sports Person of the Year Award, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Special Sports Person of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year, Photo-Journalist of the Year, Journalist of the Year (Radio, TV & Print) and Sports Governor of the Year.