The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), will roll out the red carpets today for its investiture ceremony on deserving Nigerians at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja starting from 7 p.m.
The second leg of the investiture which comes after the Lagos leg held at the Palace of Oba Elegushi two weeks ago will see six eminent Nigerians honoured.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the NOC, Tony Ubani, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar; Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Zainab Bagudu; Former NFA Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima; Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba Gyang; Former NOC President, Major General Adamu Dyeri (red); and Alhaji Bashari Mohammed Gumel; will become the cynosure of all eyes when President of NOC, Habu Gumel welcomes them into the Olympic family.
”These eminent Nigerians together with those honoured earlier in Lagos will become the torch-bearers for NOC and Nigerian sports in general. We’ve monitored their philanthropy and passion for sports and have therefore decided to bring them to the fore to move Nigerian sports to the next level,” Secretary General of NOC, Hon. Tunde Popoola said.
Chairman of the Investiture Committee, Prince Henry Amike said that security has been beefed up at the venue.