The Minister Of Sports With Other Dignitaries Unveiling The Book
The Ministry of Youths and Sports Development is synergising with its Education counterpart to reintroduce Physical Education in the academic curriculum, with emphasis on promoting the development of sports in the nation’s primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung stated this at the official launch of the Nigeria Sports Book of Records 1884 to 2017 and the Hall of Fame in Abuja.
The Nigeria Sports Book of Records, the first of its kind was put together by Nicholas Kwanta to celebrate the achievements of Nigerian Sports Heroes and Heroines from 1884 to 2017.
The Minister says institutional sports which include school sports formed the foundations of the glorious years of sports in Nigeria.
Dalung described the event documenting the evolution, growth and development of sports in Nigeria as unique and historic.
He noted that other countries have used sports as a medium to enlarge their global ranking and image, adding that Nigeria cannot be left out.
The Minister appreciated the contributions of institutional sports, the military and para military services towards sports development in the country.
In his goodwill message, the President of the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC), Engr. Habu Gumel described the event as an important milestone in sports development in the country hoped the gesture will be sustained.
The author, Nicholas Kwanta while speaking on what motivated him to put the book together, said he felt the need to contribute his own quota to the development of sports in the country was the driving force.
He said he needed to fill a vacuum due to his passion for sports.
Highlight of the event was the launch of the book by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development and other dignitaries who graced the occasion.
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