The Nigerian Olympic Committee has inaugurated nine commissions to provide advisory services for an effective implementation of the Olympic objectives in Nigeria.
The establishment of the commissions is in line with the provisions of the International Olympic Charter and statutes of the NOC.
Some of thr newly inaugurated commissions include; Technical & Development, Marketing and Sponsorship, Athletes and Olympic Education & Culture.
Speaking during the inauguration, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Habu Gumel, described the event as another landmark in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria.
“Although we had at one point in time inaugurated two of these Commissions – the Medical and Scientific Commission and the Women Commission, these additions will make the task of governing the movement easy.
The NOC President said there is no doubt the grand convergence of all the remaining nine Commissions for a formal inauguration.
“The creation of NOC Commissions is in line with the provisions of the International Olympic Charter and NOC Statutes, as these subsidiary governing bodies are not only advisory but equally essential in the promotion of Olympic values and the effective implementation of Olympic Movement objectives.”
He expressed his happiness over the activities of some of the commissions since the approval of their compositions in March, 2019 as they have been working in line with their terms of reference and supporting the delivery of the NOC activities. “That speaks volume of the readiness of the Commissions to render meritorious and selfless service to the Olympic Movement and Nigerian sports.”